Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) March 02, 2013
Dr. Randy McCormick is now accepting new patients for his personalized bruxism treatment. Dr. McCormick offers dental treatments that can relax the jaw bone and relieve the pain associated with bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding.
Bruxism is any type of forceful contact between the teeth. It can be loud or a silent, clenching contact, which can cause serious damage to the teeth. Those suffering from bruxism are sometimes not aware that they have the condition. This can happen during the day as well as at night, and it affects both children and adults. Some things can make the disorder worse, such as alcohol, drugs and sleep disorders.
Bruxism can cause serious dental issues such as tooth fractures, loosening of teeth and even loss of teeth. If left untreated, bruxism can wear down a person’s teeth, requiring them to have bridges, crowns, root canals, implants or possibly dentures. Bruxism also has a negative impact on the jaw, changing facial appearances and creating hearing loss and TMJ.
With Dr. McCormick’s specialized bruxism treatments he creates custom mouth guards to fit each patient’s specific needs, which protects the teeth from grinding and clenching. The customized guard should be worn per Dr. McCormick’s recommendations. Although this protects teeth and relieves the stress on the jaw, it does not directly address the cause of teeth grinding. It is important to diagnose possible reasons for teeth grinding, and if it is stress induced, Dr. McCormick can teach stress reduction techniques and options.
To learn more about Dr. McCormick’s dental treatment options for bruxism, visit http://www.gumdiseasetulsa.com and schedule an appointment!
Randy McCormick, DDS, is a general dentist with over 12 years of experience offering personalized dental care for Tulsa, OK and surrounding areas. Dr. McCormick received his Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He then came to Tulsa and joined his father in practice for two years. In 2001 Dr. McCormick began his individual practice with an emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry in Midtown. He is also part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Randy McCormick, DDS, and his dental services visit his website at http://www.gumdiseasetulsa.com and call 918-948-8024.