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Are you Grinding Your Teeth While You Sleep? Gainesville, GA
Dental Pain

Stress can manifest itself in many ways throughout the body. While chest pains, hair loss and stomach upset are familiar side effects of stress, your body may also be responding with bruxism. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding or teeth clenching, is a common habit, but it is also one that can ruin your oral health if left unchecked.

Reports show that teeth grinding is most often performed during bouts of anxiety or stress. Unfortunately, this subconscious habit typically occurs during nighttime sleep, which can make it hard to diagnose. But since bruxism puts tremendous amounts of pressure on the teeth, gums and jaw, it can produce some very noticeable symptoms during the day.

It is important to know the signs and symptoms of teeth grinding so that you can get preventative care before irreversible damage is done to your smile.

Are you grinding or clenching your teeth during your sleep? Ask yourself whether or not you are experiencing the following setbacks when you wake up?

  • Tension headaches
  • Tight or sore facial and jaw muscles
  • Painful jaw upon movement
  • A popping or clicking sound in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • Locking of your jaw
  • Overly sensitive teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Damage to the inside of your cheek
  • Flat, smooth areas on the biting surfaces of the teeth

At Gainesville Dental Group, we urge patients to recognize teeth grinding first. If efforts to minimize daily stress do not resolve your bruxism symptoms, however, consider a custom nightguard. We offer oral appliances that can comfortably protect your teeth from the damaging forces of teeth grinding throughout the night. Call our clinic today to find jaw pain relief!

The Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 297-0401
Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.