Bruxism - Teeth Grinding

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:

  • Teeth that are worn at the edges and flattened
  • Notches in a tooth’s enamel at the gum line
  • Increased tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Sore muscles in the face, jaw, neck or shoulders, especially upon waking in the morning
  • Pain that feels like an earache, when it’s actually not a problem with your ear
  • Dull headache starting in the temples
  • Sleep disruption

Treatments for bruxism can include a mouth guard, Botox therapy, and Occlusal Analysis and Equilibration.

Custom-fitted Mouthguards

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.

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