Pain you are experiencing during the day may be traced back to a problem occurring while you sleep. Many people suffer some degree of facial and jaw pain, jaw stiffness, and soreness or sensitivity in their teeth because of nighttime teeth grinding. This problem, known as bruxism, can also lead to potentially severe dental damage that can hurt your appearance and oral health. At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we can help you by putting a stop to your discomfort, and preventing further damage to your enamel. To correct a problem with bruxism, we provide custom night guards for patients. The guard protects your teeth from damage due to grinding, while also helping you reduce discomfort in your daily life.
Bruxism Can Do Severe Damage To Your Smile Over Time
While the discomfort bruxism causes should be acknowledged, you need to be aware of how this problem can affect your oral health. While our teeth are strong, they can start to show signs of wear and tear as you continue to grind them while you are asleep. Over time, this can lead to damages that threaten your oral health! You should be aware that by ignoring the symptoms of bruxism, you are doing more than just spending more time in pain – you can also put your smile in jeopardy.
Wearing A Custom Appliance At Night Can Keep Your Teeth Safe
We design custom night guards for patients to help them sleep when they have bruxism. By wearing your appliance, you can keep your teeth apart for the entire night. This can help you avoid wear and tear, as well as potential chips and cracks that hurt your smile. This also results in a reduction of pressure placed on your jaw joints and muscles. Alleviating that stress can put an end to chronic headaches, face and neck pain, and even problems with your jaw movement.
Do You Need Dental Work To Address Damage From Grinding? We Can Help!
If you have already experienced dental damage because of bruxism, we are prepared to examine your smile and determine what can be done to help you. Superficial wear and tear can change your smile by making it seem less symmetrical, and less attractive. The right cosmetic dental procedure can improve the way you look by correcting the effects of grinding. Restorative dental work is sometimes needed if patients show signs of advanced wear and tear, or if their teeth are chipped or cracked. We can use lifelike dental crowns to improve your smile, and also make it easier for you to bite and chew without difficulty or discomfort.
Make An Appointment At Ballard Neighborhood Dentist To Discuss Teeth Grinding
At Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA, patients who struggle with bruxism can count on us for support! We can craft a custom guard to stop further damage to your teeth, and recommend the appropriate treatment to address any harm that has already occurred. To find out more, please call our Seattle dental office today at 206-789-2555.