If you spend your nights grinding and clenching your teeth, you can wake up to an upsetting amount of tooth pain and sensitivity. This can be an understandable concern, one that you should not disregard. If you keep putting off treatment for this problem, it can lead to permanent dental damage as well as issues with persistent jaw pain that can limit your bite function. Our Corona, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who show signs of bruxism, and those who make appointments to discuss their concerns about morning pain and stiffness. We can use a custom oral appliance to separate your teeth and help you sleep comfortably knowing that your smile is safe!
How Can I Tell If I Grind My Teeth While I Sleep?
If you notice that your jaw is clenched, or that you are grinding your teeth, you can make yourself stop by consciously relaxing the muscles. Of course, if you are asleep while this is going on, you will not be able to tend to the matter as it is happening. People who start to experience ongoing problems with bruxism, or habitual teeth grinding, may notice that something is wrong when they regularly wake up with sore or sensitive teeth, or when their jaw muscles feel tight or sore. Until the matter is brought up with your dentist, you can be helpless to do enough to protect your smile, and that can lead to worrying dental damage!
How A Custom Oral Appliance Helps Patients Protect Their Teeth At Night
You should be able to rest at night without worrying that you will hurt your smile. By providing a custom oral guard to protect your enamel, we can help you go to sleep without fretting over what you might put your smile through while you are in bed. When in place, a custom guard will carefully keep your upper and lower teeth separate. This can also keep you from exerting the kind of force that can harm your jaw joints and muscles!
Will I Need Dental Work To Address The Effects Of Teeth Grinding?
If your teeth are damaged by your habit of grinding and clenching them, we can discuss treatment to put your embarrassment behind you. You can look into the benefits of cosmetic work for teeth that are misshapen or damaged. A cosmetic dental procedure requires fewer changes to your enamel, which makes care more conservative. We are prepared to cap a damaged tooth with a crown if it is necessary to do so to keep it safe.
Talk To Your Corona, CA Dentist About Teeth Grinding Issues
Our Corona, CA dentist’s office is ready to help individuals who are struggling with nightly teeth grinding! To find out more about our practice and your treatment options, or to reach another one of our locations closer to you, call us at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
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.