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Dr. Dania Montejo-Sosa

Dentist

Dr. Dania Montejo-Sosa is a top Dentist in Cocoa, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Dania Montejo-Sosa is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Dania Montejo-Sosa is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Dania Montejo-Sosa is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Cocoa, Florida, Dr. Dania Montejo-Sosa is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Dania Montejo-Sosa
  • Cocoa, Florida
  • Universidad Central Del Este
  • Accepting new patients

How bad is teeth grinding?

That is a great question, here’s why. Most people dont know that Bruxism (grinding your teeth) can become a very serious condition. The extent of the force and the length of time READ MORE
That is a great question, here’s why. Most people dont know that Bruxism (grinding your teeth) can become a very serious condition. The extent of the force and the length of time at which a patient will grind his/her teeth will be what dictates how serious the condition will become. In severe cases patients wear the teeth all the way into the nerve canal, which can only be treated by endodontic therapy (root canal) and crowns. If you grind enough teeth down to that extent you could end up loosing so much overall tooth structure on many or all the teeth that your entire mouth could become overclosed (loss of vertical dimension). This condition could lead to problems with fungal infections at the corners of the mouth (angular cheilosis) due to saliva seeping into those areas which cause redness, swelling,cracking, scaling and pain. Loss of the normal facial dimensions can also lead to other conditions, like difficulty swallowing, premature older appearance and TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction and chronic headaches. Once you have lost the space between your jaws the only way to restore teeth to there natural size and shape is with crowns., which many times requires all of the teeth to be crowned in order to open the bite evenly. In other words, not just one tooth can be fixed, requiring the patient to have to have full mouth rehabilitation which can be time consuming and very costly.
There are a few causes for bruxism, one of them being stress and psychological problems and sleep disorders.
Managing stress and sleep disorders as well as talking to your dentist about getting a custom fitted night guard are all important to consider in order to treat Bruxism.