If you suffer from jaw and muscles pain as a result of clenching and grinding, we can help! Improperly aligned teeth and cause stress on the muscles in your head, face, neck, and back. Putting these muscles under stress can result in oral pain as well as headaches, migraines, neck pain, and facial asymmetry. Fitting you with a fully customize mouth or night guard can drastically reduce clenching and grinding and greatly improve your life!
Teeth grinding is a common ailment that many people experience while concentrating or sleeping. In addition to causing excessive wear of the teeth, you can also develop jaw issues such as TMJ syndrome, or even hearing loss. Some people don’t even realize they’re doing it but it can have a serious impact on your oral health. There are several symptoms that can help identify experiencing bruxism. If you commonly experience sore teeth, sore jaw muscles, headaches, and trouble sleeping, these may be indicators that you’re putting your teeth at risk due to teeth grinding. It can be easy to treat with the help of mouth guards.
Once your dentist has diagnosed you with bruxism, there’s a good chance that they will prescribe you a medical mouth guard or a night guard. Medical mouth guards are an effective, non medicinal treatment to help with teeth grinding. They are custom fitted to your teeth and protect the enamel during the night because the teeth are protected from grinding against each other. Mouth guards are made of plastic and act as a protective barrier against grinding teeth and the clenching of the jaw. When prescribed early enough, a mouth guard can prevent any significant damage to the teeth.
How long your mouth guard lasts depends greatly on the severity of your bruxism, but typically can last from five to ten years. Mouth guards are made of a hard acrylic both durable and comfortable. The severity of the teeth grinding happens from differing amounts of stress placed upon the acrylic. Proper care will help to extend the lifespan of the mouth guard, as it can become discolored and distortion that will make it fit incorrectly. If you have any concerns that your mouth guard may be deteriorating, it is important to talk with your dental provider to make sure that it fits properly.
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If you are unsure if your bite is creating pain in other areas of your body, consult with us so we may provide you with a proper course of action
By rehabilitating your bite and making sure the teeth meet harmoniously, we can relieve you of any pain related to clenching and grinding. You may need a full bite rehabilitation or simply a night appliance.
Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.