Bruxism is a condition in which you abnormally grind or clench your teeth. People who brux during sleep are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and TMD.
Signs and symptoms of bruxism may include:
Treatments for bruxism can include a mouth guard, Botox therapy, and Occlusal Analysis and Equilibration.
Mouth guards can protect your teeth from excessive wear or trauma. A mouthguard is also recommended to protect precious restorative dental work such as crowns, implants, and veneers. Protecting your smile while playing sports is essential. Not only does it protect your teeth from injury, it can also minimize serious brain concussion during an impact to the jaw. The American Dental Association recommends that you wear a mouthguard during contact or high-speed sports. Choosing the right mouthguard is essential since there are many different types of mouthguards on the market.
Store-bought mouth guards can be detrimental and cause more problems than they prevent. They can strain your jaw joint and shift your teeth. Dr. Deegan will make a custom-fitted mouthguard for your ultimate protection and comfort.
Our goal is to help every patient experience the benefits of good oral health and a beautiful smile. We value the trust you have placed in our office and strive to provide solutions that meet your dental needs and expectations of care.