As time passes, a person who struggles with nightly teeth grinding issue can do serious harm to their smile. Bruxism is not an issue to take lightly. You can end up with teeth that look worn, or even take on chips and cracks that have to be addressed through restorative dental services. Our Corona, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help in this situation. In addition to resolving problems with damage to your teeth, we can provide a custom oral appliance that will keep your smile safe from any further harm.
Bruxism Can Cause Persistent Pain And Tooth Damage
Over time, the friction generated when you grind and clench your teeth will cause pain and sensitivity issues. This discomfort can be the most severe when you first wake up, but as this problem affects your jaw health, it can lead to discomfort that persists over the course of your day. You also need to worry about the damage that you can do to your enamel over time, as it can be serious enough to require restorative services.
Protecting Your Smile While You Sleep
With a custom guard, you will be able to sleep again without worrying that you are doing serious damage to your smile. The appliance is custom-made so that it fits you, feels comfortable, and stays in place over the course of the night. Keeping your teeth apart will help you prevent further damage, and it will also help you avoid mounting pressure on your jaw joints.
What Your Dentist Can Do About Existing Dental Damage
One problem with bruxism is that people sometimes fail to grasp how serious it is until they need to do something about a chipped or cracked tooth. If the problem is so serious that you require restorative dental work, we can do an evaluation to determine what kind of care you require. You can also come to us to discuss cosmetic dental work to address superficial damage.
Talk To Your Corona, CA Dentist About Bruxism
Treating bruxism means protecting your smile against the worsening wear and tear that occurs when you clench or grind your teeth. It can also mean restoring any damage that has already occurred. At our Corona, CA dentist’s office, we can offer protection with a custom guard as well as treatment to address wear and tear, chipping and cracking, or any other problems! If you would like to find out more, or if you wish to reach one of our other 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.