When you wake up, you feel the pain and sensitivity in your teeth, the stiffness in your jaw, and the general discomfort around your facial area. These unpleasant feelings can greet you in the morning when you grind your teeth at night. This problem, often referred to as bruxism, is not one to ignore. In addition to causing pain, it can lead to chronic issues with TMJ disorder, problems with dental wear and tear, and even damage to your enamel that requires restorative dental work! Fortunately, you can turn to your Riverside, CA dental office for help. A custom oral appliance can keep your smile safe while you sleep, and protect you against the threat of bruxism!
Nightly Teeth Grinding Can Become A Big Problem
If you are grinding your teeth at night, you should know that the problem can become a serious one in time. The longer you let it go, the more friction you experience on your enamel. Pain from grinding and clenching also leads to stress on your jaw joints and muscles that can lead to trouble with dental function. While the effects of nightly teeth grinding can be identified during a routine dental checkup, you should not wait to see your dentist if you worry that this problem is putting your smile in jeopardy!
Discuss Treatment For Bruxism At Our Office
If you think you might be grinding your teeth while you sleep, talk to your dentist about what symptoms you have experienced, and how long the problem has been affecting you. They can evaluate your smile to see how wear and tear might have already impacted you. To stop bruxism from doing any more harm, we can provide you with a custom oral appliance that keeps your teeth apart while you are at rest. This can also help reduce stress on your jaw.
What Can You Do About Dental Damage That Has Already Occurred?
In addition to stopping bruxism from doing any further harm, we can address the enamel wear and tear that already affects you. Depending on the condition of your teeth, we can suggest cosmetic dental work, or we can recommend that teeth be restored with dental crowns. While crowns require more preparatory work, they will help you restore confidence in your bite.
Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Your Issues With Bruxism
Our Riverside, CA dental office is ready to help individuals who are negatively affected by bruxism. If you wish to find out more, or if you wish to discuss the matter with another one of our locations closer to you, we can be reached at the following:
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
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.