Is A Nighttime Teeth Grinding Habit Damaging Your Teeth?

Individuals who unconsciously grind their teeth while they sleep can wake up in pain. The force you create when you clench your jaw is enough to create discomfort in your teeth, your jaws, and your face. You may also experience some tenderness in your neck and head. What you should know is that the problems caused by this habit, often referred to as bruxism, will extend beyond soreness. You can create TMJ problems that make it harder for you to bite and chew food, and you can do serious damage to your teeth. If you talk with your dentist about your condition, you can receive a helpful oral appliance that will keep your smile protected. You can also discuss any necessary treatment for dental damage you may have already suffered.

Addressing Jaw Problems Can Protect You From Damage Caused By Bruxism

Treating bruxism and TMJ dysfunction can vastly improve your day to day life, as you can finally be free of recurring aches and pains. The appropriate oral appliance, worn while you sleep, can keep your teeth safe from damage caused by grinding. If you have issues with your jaw joints that cause discomfort, your dentist can provide an appliance that will keep the joints in a more comfortable position.

Your Treatment Options For Dental Damage

After a prolonged period of teeth grinding, your teeth may have suffered damage. You can discuss the appropriate treatment with your dentist. For superficial wear and tear, you can receive cosmetic dental work. If you have suffered a more significant form of damage, like a chip or crack in a tooth, you may require a dental crown.

Talk To My Dentist In Londonderry, NH About Damages Caused By Teeth Grinding

At My Dentist in Londonderry, NH, you can receive expert treatment for bruxism. With a special oral appliance, you can stop your nighttime teeth grinding habit from damaging your smile, and causing you discomfort. If you have already suffered damage to your smile, you can count on us for the appropriate restorative or cosmetic work. To learn more about keeping your smile safe from bruxism, schedule a consultation with one of our experts by calling the My Dentist office in Londonderry, NH, today at (603) 965-3407.