While it might be nice to wake up refreshed and eager to start your day every morning, some days are harder to begin than others. With that said, a person with untreated bruxism may find that every morning is made difficult by jaw pain, dental sensitivity, or even persistent headaches. People with bruxism grind their teeth throughout the night, unconsciously putting pressure on their teeth, as well as their jaw joints and muscles. In addition to causing pain, this habit can lead to damage that hurts your smile, and potentially your oral health. Our Seattle, WA dentist’s office is aware of how difficult bruxism can make your typical morning, and we are ready to help. With a custom appliance, we can keep your teeth safely apart while you rest, so this problem no longer affects you!
Bruxism Can Cause Increasing Harm To Your Smile Over Time
In addition to putting pressure on your jaw joints and muscles, bruxism can cause problems due to repeated friction affecting your teeth. Over time, you can wear down your enamel, creating problems for your appearance. You can also wind up with chips and cracks in teeth that require restorative dental treatment. If you currently wake up feeling the symptoms of bruxism, you should know that acting quickly to put a stop to the problem can be important if you want to avoid complications.
Wearing A Custom Appliance While You Rest
When you visit your dentist for help with bruxism, you can receive a custom appliance that is carefully designed to fit you. This careful fit can ensure that your appliance stays in place, and that it is in position to protect your smile throughout each night. Keeping your teeth apart so that you cannot grind them can also help relax pressure on your jaw, which can help with persistent aches and pains.
What Can I Do About Wear And Tear Caused By Bruxism?
If you have existing problems with dental damage because of bruxism, our practice is prepared to help you. If the matter has only affected your appearance, we can recommend cosmetic dental work – the placement of custom veneers can make teeth look healthier and more attractive when they have experienced wear and tear. We can also recommend dental crowns if there are concerns about your oral health.
Talk To Ballard Neighborhood Dentist About Receiving A Custom Bruxism Appliance
A custom oral appliance can help you once again enjoy mornings without the discomfort that teeth grinding can cause! Ballard Neighborhood Dentist is proud to provide support from these appliances, and we are ready to address damage to teeth that may have already occurred. For more information, please call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist at 206-789-2555.