Nightguard for Bruxism – Teeth Grinding
Have you been told you grind your teeth when you sleep? Not only can this be annoying for your sleep partner, you could also be damaging your teeth and jaw joint. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding are symptoms of bruxism, a disorder associated with stress. As part of our general dentistry treatments at Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we can help minimize the damage from bruxism by curbing teeth grinding with a customized nightguard.
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching puts excessive pressure on your teeth. Your jaw muscles are extremely strong, exerting hundreds of pounds of pressure when you chew or clench your jaw. While you can make a conscious effort not to clench your jaw when you are awake, it is difficult to stop nocturnal teeth grinding. This constant pressure and wear on the teeth can cause extensive damage. You can wear down the enamel protecting your teeth and even cause cracks or breaks in the tooth structure.
Protection from Teeth Grinding
If you suffer from bruxism, you may be damaging your teeth and putting excess pressure on your jaw joint. This can lead to dental problems and issues with your jaw joint, such as TMD. Our dentist can create a customized nightguard that can protect your teeth and jaw from bruxism. The appliance is made for your mouth, keeping your teeth from rubbing against each other and reducing pressure on your jaw joint. We can ensure that your nightguard is comfortable, allowing you and your sleep partner to get a good night’s rest without any teeth grinding.
If you have bruxism, contact Dental Care Center at Kennestone today to schedule your appointment. We can examine your teeth to ensure no damage has been caused. We will create a customized dental nightguard to protect your teeth and jaw. We accept many forms of insurance, and we also have payment options available.