A Solution to Stop Grinding Your Teeth
Grinding your teeth constantly and without all always realizing it is a common characteristic of bruxism. The condition, which can result from a wide variety of factors, can gradually wear down your teeth, making them weaker and more likely to break, or develop tooth decay. It an also lead to a host of discomforts that make everyday things like biting and chewing difficult and painful. Fortunately, we can help you detect and diagnose bruxism during your routine dental exam. Then, we can design a highly customized treatment plan to help you address it.
What bruxism means
Bruxism is the chronic, often unconscious grinding of your teeth, especially when you sleep at night. It can often be caused by a problem with your jaw’s joints (known as TMJ disorder), excessive daily stress, misalignment in your teeth and/or other oral structures, and more. When you have bruxism, you might experience several increasingly worse symptoms, including:
- Increasingly more sensitive teeth
- Sensitive, sore jaw and facial muscles
- Frequent tension headaches and migraines
- Worn down teeth surfaces
- And more
Custom-designed bruxism guard
The problems associated with untreated bruxism stem from the consistent grinding of your teeth. Therefore, one of the most common treatments for the condition is a custom-designed oral appliance made to protect your teeth from grinding against each other while you sleep. Your custom guard will rest comfortably and securely over your teeth, preventing them from grinding and wearing each other down. Depending on the specific cause of your bruxism and how long it’s continued untreated, your treatment plan may also include one or more cosmetic or restorative treatments to address tooth wear or damage.
Find out if you need bruxism treatment
Constantly grinding your teeth could make bruxism one of the biggest threats to your smile, but we can help alleviate it with a custom-designed oral appliance. To schedule an exam and consultation, call Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321. We also proudly serve patients who live in Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.