Did you know Bruxism (the technical term for teeth grinding) can exacerbate existing periodontal disease, making the gums more vulnerable to attack? 😮⁠

The force from clenching and grinding can damage the teeth’s supporting tissues, deepening periodontal pockets and loosening teeth.⁠

Periodontal disease can be treated in its early stages by root planing and scaling (scraping plaque off from where it collects below the gum line), but as it progresses the damage it causes is irreversible. ⁠

Bruxism is most commonly treated with mouthguards worn during the night to minimize grinding. Once the bruxism is taken care of, gums can be treated for bacterial infection and be given a chance to heal.⁠

The severity of every case varies and it is important to receive a consultation in order to provide a proper treatment plan. ⁠

📲If you are suffering from bruxism and believe you might have periodontitis, contact our team to schedule your consultation. ⁠