Understanding Teeth Grinding

Most patients don’t realize they grind their teeth until they visit the dentist, which is why it is important to visit an experienced dentist regularly. Knoxville dentist Dr. Pamela Cain has years of experience diagnosing and treating patients with Bruxism (teeth grinding). Cosmetic dentist Dr. Cain is dedicated to providing comprehensive, conservative dental care.

Dr. Cain is one of the leading dentist specially trained to treat TMD and Bruxism.It is important to receive treatment quickly because bruxism can lead to tension headaches, worn teeth, and jaw disorders. If you haven’t visited the dentist for your twice yearly preventive care visit or are experiencing symptoms of bruxism, feel free to contact Today’s Dentistry in Knoxville, TN. You can schedule and appointment online or call (865) 219-3622


Teeth grinding usually happens at night, which is why some patients wake up with jaw pain or headaches. Most patients grind their teeth to some extent, but when it happens often it can cause problems that can affect your oral health.
Problems associated with Bruxism:

  • Worn teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Cracked teeth
  • Sensitivity to different temperatures
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Tension headaches
  • Jaw and muscle pain

Treatment for Teeth Grinding in Knoxville, TN

It has been proven that stress is one of the leading causes fo teeth grinding. Finding ways to relieve stress will be great for your oral health, as well as your overall health. There are also other ways to help stop teeth grinding. Dr. Cain offers these types of treatments in her Knoxville, TN:

  • Mouth Guard: Dr. Cain can create a customized mouth guard to help protect your teeth while you sleep. Patients will need to visit our Knoxville dental office to have impressions of their teeth taken in order for Dr. Cain to create a fitted mouth guard.
  • Bite Alignment Procedures: Your bite alignment may cause you to grind your teeth. Dr. Cain can carefully examine your teeth and determine what option is best for you. At Today’s Dentistry, we offer bite alignment procedures like invisible braces, dental crowns, dental veneers or dental implants.
  • Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry: Teeth grinding can leave your teeth worn and cracked. Dr. Cain may suggest the use dental crowns, porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding to help restore your teeth and give you a beautiful looking smile.