A Customized Approach To Bruxism Treatment

celina teeth grindingWhen you grind your teeth or clench them on a regular basis at night, this is referred to as bruxism. A widespread disorder, this could eventually damage your teeth and lead to poor oral health! But our team can help with a custom treatment option. In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist talks about our bruxism appliances!

The Causes and Dangers of Bruxism

Bruxism can occur for a number of different reasons. For example, a high level of stress in your daily life could be a factor. Issues that upset bite balance could be factors as well, such as misalignment, tooth loss, injury to the face or jaw, or complications with the growth of the jaw or the eruption of the teeth. Without treatment, the grinding and clenching episodes can place serious pressure on your teeth, wearing down outer structure and even cracking or chipping them. This not only changes the appearance of your smile, but can leave you vulnerable to complications like tooth decay and even dental infection!

Creating a Custom Oral Appliance

Warning signs could include soreness in the face and jaw, headaches, tooth sensitivity and toothaches, and earaches. Your significant other may also alert you to your grinding episodes. When one or more of these potential symptoms arise, talk to our team right away. We will carefully examine your smile with advanced imaging technology, so we can assess the severity of your bruxism and pinpoint possible causes. From there, we can decide if you need an oral appliance. If so, we will take detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles, and use this to design and custom-fit an oral appliance. Worn at night, this repositions your jaw to ease grinding episodes, and also places a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to prevent further damage.

Repairing Your Smile

When you have worn down or chipped/cracked teeth, we can help. With dental bonding, we use a lifelike and durable composite resin to repair minor damage and improve your smile. For more substantial damage, then we can create custom crowns to repair the tooth and offer a lifelike appearance too. If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat serious concerns like bruxism, or if you want to talk about repairing dental damage and improving smile beauty, then reach out to our team today. You deserve a strong and healthy smile, one you can’t wait to show off to the world, so talk to our team soon.

Schedule a Visit for Teeth Grinding Treatment

If you want to avoid damage from chronic teeth grinding, or would like to schedule an appointment, call Celina Family Dentistry in Celina, TX at (214) 851-0130.