When you have a problem with nightly teeth grinding, or bruxism, you should look into what your dentist can do to solve it. If you let the matter go without treatment, you can experience worsening discomfort in your face and jaw, and you can experience trouble with dental wear and tear that will negatively impact your appearance and health. At our Corona, CA dentist’s office, we are prepared to help patients when teeth grinding and clenching affects them while they sleep. Providing protection against further harm is just part of what we can do. In addition to this, we can recommend restorative or cosmetic services to address any existing problems with wear and tear!
Why Do I Need To Worry About Nightly Teeth Grinding?
When you spend your nights grinding and clenching your jaw, you put pressure on the joints and muscles that can result in persistent discomfort. This can lead to TMJ issues that cause stiff and painful movement, discomfort throughout the day, and more frequent headaches. You can also experience damage to your teeth that affects your appearance. Unfortunately, some patients will not respond to this problem until the damage is serious enough to require restorative dental work!
Talk With Your Dentist About Protecting Your Smile Against Further Wear And Tear
To protect you while you are at rest, our practice can provide a custom guard that will help you separate your teeth throughout the night. With your custom appliance, you can stop grinding your teeth, which means they no longer face risks from physical damage. You can also alleviate the mounting stress placed on your jaw.
Addressing Visible Problems With Worn Or Damaged Teeth
Based on the condition of your teeth when you see us, we can evaluate you to determine if you should look into cosmetic dental work or restorative treatment. Cosmetic services help with more conservative, but still noticeable, problems with wear and tear. This can result in the preservation of more of your tooth structure, and it can help you change the way you look so that you no longer feel self-conscious about your appearance. With dental crowns, we can restore teeth that need more than just esthetic improvements due to more advanced wear and tear.
Talk To Your Corona, CA Dentist About Solving Problems Caused By Bruxism
Through the right approach to care, we can both prevent further issues with bruxism and address existing concerns you have about teeth that appear worn or damaged. If you would like to learn more about how we can support your smile and oral health, you can contact our Corona, CA dental practice, or any of our other locations near you, 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.