If you start grinding your teeth at night, you can quickly grow tired of the feelings of pain and sensitivity that affect your face and jaw when you wake. What you should know is that without the appropriate treatment, this issue will do more than just wear down your enamel. The pressure you put on your teeth can end up damaging them, leaving you with chipped or cracked enamel that will require restorative dental work. While our Moreno Valley, CA dental practice is ready to address dental damage, you should know that we can also help you avoid these issues with bruxism! By discussing your symptoms, you can receive help in the form of a custom oral guard that keeps your teeth apart throughout the night.
Can Bruxism Really Lead To Dental Damage?
Bruxism can do more than just make your face and jaw sore. The friction and pressure that will affect your teeth can eventually lead to trouble with chipping and cracking, as well as general wear and tear that changes your appearance. People who wait too long for treatment can wind up with cosmetic issues related to bruxism, or even trouble that requires restorative dental work! You can also begin to experience chronic pain when moving your jaw, as the pressure placed on your joints can negatively impact them and interfere with their alignment.
Putting A Stop To Bruxism And TMJ Issues
Our practice is ready to treat individuals affected by bruxism and TMJ disorder. These issues are often linked to each other, as either one can lead to problems with the other. If you need to do something about chronic jaw pain and stiffness, we can look into work that improves your bite function, or use a custom appliance to gently change the way your jaw is held. An oral appliance can also help with bruxism. When you wear it while sleeping, your teeth will not be able to meet and do damage.
Have Your Teeth Already Been Damaged By Grinding?
Dental damage from bruxism should not be taken lightly. In addition to hurting your smile, wear and tear can cause damage that negatively impacts your oral health, makes you vulnerable to infection, and interferes with your ability to bite and chew. In addition to helping you avoid more problems with bruxism, your dentist can evaluate your smile and determine if your teeth need to be restored. If the damage is more than superficial, we can recommend restorative dental work instead of cosmetic dentistry.
Discuss Bruxism With Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist
Bruxism is not a problem to take lightly! At our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, patients who need help with nightly teeth grinding can schedule treatment to receive protection as well as treatment for enamel damage. To find out more, or to reach one of our other locations closer to you, please call us at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.