If you start to suspect that you have been grinding your teeth during sleep, take the time to discuss your concern with your dentist. This problem, known as bruxism, can start as an inconvenience, as it leaves you waking up with pain in your face, jaw, and teeth. For people who do not respond in time, it can become more serious. You may start to see changes to your appearance because of dental wear and tear, or wake up to find yourself with a broken, painful tooth! Our Seattle, WA dental office is ready to help you deal with the problem by providing a custom oral appliance. If you have already experienced dental damage, we can provide cosmetic dental work, or – if necessary – restorative dental work.
Have You Been Ignoring A Problem With Bruxism?
If you are grinding your teeth while you sleep, you can experience unwelcome pain and sensitivity each morning. Waking up with sore facial muscles, an aching jaw, and sore or sensitive teeth can make the beginning of your day unpleasant. If this starts to occur, you can make sure it is addressed by bringing it up with your dentist during an oral health review.
Receiving A Custom Oral Appliance To Protect Your Teeth
How can you stop yourself from something you do while you sleep? At our practice, we can give you important smile support in the form of a night guard that is custom-made to fit you. The careful design can ensure that you feel comfortable with the appliance in place. Your guard is constructed to keep you from being able to bite down, and grind your teeth, while you are sleeping. Reducing friction on your teeth is important, as well as the ability to reduce your ability to create stress on your jaw.
Discussing Dental Work To Address Damage That Has Already Occurred
If you have already started to notice changes to your smile because of teeth grinding, our practice can help! We can talk with you about using porcelain veneers, or dental bonding work, to make your smile look damage-free once again. If the harm done to your teeth becomes a concern for your oral health, dental crowns may be needed. A crown is capable of improving the way you look while also helping you safely bite and chew without further damaging your tooth.
Talk To Ballard Neighborhood Dentist About Your Teeth Grinding Tendencies!
Ballard Neighborhood Dentist is ready to help people who are experiencing symptoms of teeth grinding! If you think you might be clenching your jaw at night, we can talk to you about the benefits of a custom night guard, and determine if oral health care might be appropriate. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, you can reach our Seattle, WA dental practice at 206-789-2555.