bruxism

Bruxism

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can damage your teeth and impair the function of your jaw if left unaddressed.

At his offices in Garland and Logan, UT, oral surgeon Gregory E. Anderson diagnoses and treats bruxism.

If you or someone in your family regularly experiences involuntary teeth grinding, schedule a consultation with Dr. Anderson today...

Non-Surgical Treatment for Bruxism

Non-surgical solutions can usually alleviate the symptoms of bruxism. For example, if you often grind your teeth or clench your jaw during the day, we may recommend certain exercises that will train your jaw muscles to behave differently.

Patients with sleep bruxism are often provided with custom-made dental appliances to wear during the night. These nightguards prevent the teeth from grinding, protecting the teeth and alleviating the pressure on the TMJ.

If Dr. Anderson diagnoses you with bruxism during an appointment at one of our offices in Logan or Garland, he will most likely recommend that you try oral appliance therapy before any other solution.

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Oral appliances prevent the teeth from grinding together during the night.

A Simple Solution

Night guards are customized to achieve a comfortable fit while preventing contact between your upper and lower teeth.

Surgical Treatment for Bruxism

If bruxism has caused significant damage to your jaw muscles, surgery may be recommended. During corrective jaw surgery, Dr. Anderson can alter the position of your jaws and repair joints that have been harmed by clenching. 

Families in Logan and Garland trust Dr. Anderson for corrective jaw surgery because:

  • Dr. Anderson is a board-certified oral surgeon who has earned the prestigious title of Diplomate in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
  • Dr. Anderson has practiced oral surgery for more than two decades.
  • Your comfort matters to Dr. Anderson. We offer several forms of sedation to our patients, including intravenous (IV) sedation, oral conscious sedation, and nitrous oxide.

Surgery is rarely required to treat bruxism, but when it is, you should work with an experienced jaw surgeon like Dr. Anderson. If you have persistent jaw pain or other symptoms of bruxism, schedule a consultation with our team today by contacting us online or giving us a call at (435) 755-5000.

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Karina Zarco

2020

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Dr. Gregory and his wife are great people. Saw him after hours for a locked jaw and he went above and beyond making me feel comfortable and making sure I understood what caused it/ how to help it. Very friendly, very kind, very admirable. Glad I met him!

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Kevin Gidley

2020

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The staff here are incredible. As far as health coverage is concerned, they go above and beyond to get your procedure approved. Sandra was literally on the phone with my insurance company for three straight hours. She gets it done! It's refreshing to see a medical office work so hard on behalf of their clients. I would never have been able to afford this surgery out-of-pocket. If I could give six stars, I would.

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Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC

Gregory E. Anderson PC

Dr. Anderson is an oral and maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose qualifications include:

  • Board Certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is dedicated to helping patients in Logan, Garland, and surrounding areas overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve their quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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