The effect that bruxism can have on your smile and oral health should not be ignored. If you let the issue go without treatment for too long, it can leave you with worn, chipped, or cracked enamel. It can even lead to damage serious enough to require restorative dental work! Fortunately, your Seattle, WA dentist is prepared to help with this problem. We can protect your smile with a custom oral guard to keep you from grinding and clenching your teeth. To resolve problems with enamel damage that has already occurred, we can look at different options for treatment.
Your Issues With Bruxism Should Not Be Ignored
If you start to suspect that you grind your teeth while you sleep, you should seek treatment to stop it from becoming worse. Leaving your smile unprotected can lead to more stress and strain on your jaw joints and muscles, which can make pain a recurring issue for you. It can also lead to more wear and tear on your enamel, including damage to your teeth that will leave them less attractive and in need of treatment.
Planning Treatment To Address Ongoing Teeth Grinding Issues
While your dentist can spot signs of bruxism during a regular dental checkup, you can reach out to set up an appointment if you think you need help with this problem. To protect you, we can provide a custom oral guard to wear during the night. Its custom design makes it easier to remain in place and provide continued support so that you do not have to worry about further wear and tear. Its presence can also stop you from experiencing worsening stress on your jaw joints and muscles.
Undergoing Treatment To Address Enamel Damage
How can you properly treat problems with enamel damage? The type of care that your dentist recommends will depend on what condition your teeth are in. For superficial wear and tear, we can provide cosmetic dental work to conservatively change your appearance and restore damage. If you have more severe harm to worry about, we can instead advise restorative dental treatment. We can use custom dental crowns that match your tooth structure to provide protection for your oral health and bite while we also take on problems with your appearance.
Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist About Dealing With Bruxism
Through treatment for bruxism, your Seattle, WA dentist can protect you against a problem that causes persistent discomfort as well as concerns about enamel damage. Remember that by scheduling regular dental exams and cleanings, you can enjoy early warnings about problems, and you can undergo prompt care when trouble is identified. To find out more about how we can support you, please reach out to our Seattle, WA dentist’s office at 206-789-2555.