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Treatment for Bruxism in New York, NY

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the clinical term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Bruxism is often the sign of an underlying temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and is also commonly called TMJ. If you grind your teeth you are at a greater risk for tooth damage, jaw discomfort, frequent headaches and other symptoms associated with a bite problem or TMJ.

Dr. Glenn Chiarello is a leading local dentist in New York City for the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ and teeth grinding. His approach is comprehensive and aims to go beyond treating the symptoms for a lasting result that will also improve your dental health.

There are many patients who do not realize that they grind their teeth until they come in for a visit with Dr. Chiarello. He looks for the oral signs of bruxism during routine exams and works with patients on an individual basis to address any damage, discomfort or imbalance in the bite. Stabilizing the fit and function of the bite is important for the enjoyment of optimal oral health and a lifetime of comfortable smiles.

Do you grind your teeth?

Although it is common for patients to grind their teeth without being aware of it, there are common signs and symptoms that can alert you to a possible bite problem. These can include:

  • Headaches
  • Ear pain, feeling of fullness or ringing in the ears
  • Jaw pain and tension
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are worn or flat looking

There is a range of reasons for teeth grinding and Dr. Chiarello can provide a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs and resolve your symptoms. From mouthguards to restorative dental treatments and orthodontics, identifying the root cause is the key to an effective solution.

Understanding Bruxism: how does it affect my oral health?

Meet Glenn J. Chiarello, DDS, FAGD

New York, NY Dentist

Dr. Glenn Chiarello is a New York City dentist with advanced training and experience diagnosing and treatment TMJ and complex bite problems. He offers relief from the discomfort of TMJ headaches using the latest techniques to address the root cause of a bite problem. His caring, consultative approach helps anxious and fearful patients feel relaxed and can help you to achieve optimal oral health.

Dr. Chiarello has taken hours of post-graduate training with leading institutions in dentistry including  SPEAR Education and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He brings a comprehensive knowledge of the occlusal system and advanced technology to the analysis of your oral health. The goal of your treatment plan is to address all aspects of a bite problem from discomfort to aesthetics.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Chiarello Accept Dental Insurance?

Our office will gladly file your dental insurance claim at the time of your office visit. We also accept most major credit cards.

Do you work with anxious patients?

Dr. Chiarello and our dental care team strive to provide a relaxing, caring environment. We offer Nitrous Oxide sedation for anxious and fearful patients to help you receive the care you need.

Does Dr. Chiarello offer mouthguards for teeth grinding?

Yes, Dr. Chiarello offers custom mouthguards or nightguards to prevent teeth grinding. This sleep appliance is often part of a treatment plan for bruxism and TMJ disorders.