If you start grinding your teeth at night, you should take action against this development as soon as possible. At our Seattle, WA dental office, we can design a customized guard that you can wear while you sleep in order to protect your smile against this harmful habit. The appliance is crafted carefully so that it stays secure, and so you can feel comfortable with it in place. Its presence can protect you from potentially serious dental trauma, and stop you from creating stress on your jaw joints that can cause chronic pain.
Bruxism Can Do Serious Damage To Your Smile If You Do Not Address It
So what kind of problems will you have to worry about if you delay treatment for bruxism? The force you apply when you bite down is significant, and it is capable of doing real damage to your tooth structure over time. If you start to see visible wear and tear, it may take cosmetic dental treatment to help you regain your smile. If the problem progresses further, you can leave chips and cracks in teeth that require professional treatment!
Wearing A Custom Appliance To Stop You From Grinding Your Teeth At Night
While there are generic sleep guards available, they can leave you disappointed for several reasons. Trying to wear a guard that does not fit well can make it harder for you to sleep, and your appliance can provide less support than you hope for. Having a custom guard to wear can make you more comfortable at night, and it can do a superior job staying in place to keep your teeth safe. By having better support, you can be better protected over time against the potential harm that bruxism can cause.
Have You Already Experienced Dental Damage? We Can Provide The Appropriate Restorative Work
If you have already put off treatment for teeth grinding, you may need dental work to repair teeth that have become damaged. Dental crowns may have to be placed if your teeth have become chipped or cracked. Their presence will improve your ability to bite and chew comfortably. Because we use modern restorations to restore teeth, their presence can also improve the look of teeth that show visible signs of poor health. Ignoring dental trauma can also lead to problems with untreated infections, as your tooth may be exposed to infiltration by oral bacteria after becoming cracked.
Talk To Ballard Neighborhood Dentist About Taking Care Of Problems With Bruxism
At Ballard Neighborhood Dentist, patients who need to do something about bruxism can count on great support with custom-made guards! We can also ensure that your teeth are protected if you have already experienced dental damage as a result of this problem. For more information, you can contact our Seattle, WA dental office at 206-789-2555.