Teeth Grinding – Bruxism Treatment
Bruxism refers to the act of grinding or clenching the teeth. Although many people grind their teeth during sleep or as a subconscious response to stress, it is a habit that can wreak havoc on your oral health over time. We proudly offer bruxism treatment as part of our general dental care at Carolina Commons Dentistry. Protecting your teeth from clenching and grinding can save you from costly dental repairs as well as jaw pain, tension headaches and other unwanted symptoms during the day.
To effectively treat your teeth grinding habit, it is important to first determine the cause. While many patients grind or clench their teeth during times of high stress, it is also possible that misaligned teeth or bite problems can contribute to bruxism. You can trust Dr. Sagunarthy to bring his experience and knowledge of bruxism treatment to develop a customized and effective treatment plan just for you. We value the importance of educating patients on what can occur if teeth grinding is not addressed and the treatment options that are available to them. In most cases, a simple mouth guard is all that is needed to protect your smile from nighttime bruxism.
Custom Night Guards for Teeth Grinding Relief
Your teeth can endure a remarkable amount of pressure and force. However, the effects of grinding and clenching while you sleep can be too much for your teeth and jaw to withstand. The consequences of nighttime teeth grinding can include:
- Worn down or damaged teeth
- Gum recession
- Sensitive teeth
- Jaw pain, stiffness or popping
- Morning headaches
- Ear or neck pain
Night guards work to cushion the teeth and protect them from wearing down under the force of each other. Unlike bulky over-the-counter mouth guards, our dentist offers customized night guards that are FDA-approved for teeth grinding relief. You can expect your night guard to fit comfortably and be fabricated from smooth, top quality materials. We don’t want you to have to sacrifice a good night’s sleep when getting the smile protection you deserve.
If you or someone in your family has a teeth grinding habit, let our skilled dental team help you. Our specialty is protecting your smile! Contact Carolina Commons Dentistry today to schedule your appointment.