If your typical morning now begins with jaw pain and stiffness, sore teeth, or other symptoms of bruxism, you should be worried about the health of your smile. The consistent friction can wear down your enamel, leading to problems with the way you look. As this problem continues, you can start to worry that your smile makes you look older or less healthy. Eventually, damage can actually lead to oral health difficulties! At our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, we can intervene and prevent further difficulties. With a custom oral appliance, we can stop you from doing more harm to your smile from grinding and clenching at night.
Nightly Teeth Grinding Can Lead To Pain And Smile Flaws
Nightly teeth grinding, or bruxism, can lead to more severe problems than you might realize. After a night of grinding and clenching, you can wake up with sore or sensitive teeth as well as problems with jaw pain and stiffness. In time, the pressure you generate by grinding can actually cause difficulties with your jaw joints and muscles, which can turn into problems with TMJ disorder. You also need to worry about difficulties with enamel damage, which can grow serious enough to require restorative dental work.
Using An Oral Appliance To Prevent Problems With Bruxism
Through oral appliance therapy, we can help you return to nights of peaceful rest. A custom guard will keep your teeth apart so that you do not have to worry about grinding and clenching while you sleep. Because the guard is custom-made, you can count on it to remain in place. You can also expect support to reduce stress on your jaw joints and muscles.
What Your Dentist Can Do To Restore Damaged, Worn Teeth
Unfortunately, patients sometimes wait until they already have visible dental damage to see their dentist. What should you do if you need to address problems with your enamel to regain confidence in your smile? Cosmetic dental work is a more conservative treatment option. With porcelain veneers, we can cover up chips and cracks, and we can also resolve problems with general wear and tear. If damages are serious enough to affect your bite function, we can instead recommend that we restore teeth with custom dental crowns.
Talk To Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist’s Office About Teeth Grinding
Our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office is ready to take care of you if teeth grinding has begun affecting your life. Through the right intervention and treatment, you can leave problems behind you and also cease worrying about further problems with grinding and clenching while you sleep. To find out more, or to reach out to one of our other practices, 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.