Why Teeth Grinding Can Cost You Thousands of Dollars, Worn teeth don’t happen overnight. Many people may not even be aware that they grind their teeth, and because the wear seems slow at first, they don’t realize the devastating effects it can lead to. Tooth wear from grinding is one of those subtle disease processes that can sneak up on you and many people won’t think much of it until it’s way too late or extremely expensive to restore.
What makes tooth wear and grinding such a massive issue is that it is actually very challenging to treat. Many dentists are challenged by treating complex cases, and when tooth grinding is allowed to continue until your teeth are severely worn down, it’s referred to as “Mutilated Dentition”. The irreparable damage that results from grinding and wear that’s gone untreated for long periods of time is compounded by lack of proper diagnosis, inability to treatment plan all the steps required for full rehabilitation and, most importantly, communication with the patient. It is imperative that this condition needs to be identified immediately and treated before teeth become un-restorable. Once the disease has progressed to a point where it’s visible to your eyes, it’s difficult and often impossible to reverse the damage, and can result in disastrous consequences.
A proper diagnosis and treatment of these types of cases can be challenging, especially if tooth wear has been allowed to continue for years. Patients with complex bite issues or severe wear or break-down looking to restore their teeth involve more extensive work-up and diagnostic protocols. This is because of the complexity and challenges each individual case brings. Thus explained about Why Teeth Grinding Can Cost You Thousands of Dollars.
About Dr. Agatha Bis
Oakville Dentist, Dr. Agatha Bis, DDS received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Western Ontario in 1996. With over 25 years of
clinical experience creating beautiful and healthy smiles, Dr. Bis offers a unique approach to dentistry, blending modern dental practices with the
use of digital technology to optimize health outcomes. With thousands of hours in post-graduate training, her unique focus and expertise in treating TMD and providing options in restorative dentistry, along with digital technology has led to helping numerous patients resolve chronic and debilitating dental challenges.