A lot of people clench their teeth as a reaction to stress or frustration, but when it happens all the time, it can cause pain and other oral issues. Teeth grinding is also a subconscious habit that can lead to problems with the jaw and temporomandibular joints (TMJ).
At Town Dental Group, we can help treat excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching, also known as bruxism. We provide options to help relieve discomfort, improve sleep, and lessen other symptoms of teeth grinding.
Signs You May Have Bruxism
Bruxism can be mild or more severe. Some people grind their teeth during the daytime without even realizing it, while some may only grind teeth while asleep. When teeth grinding occurs while sleeping, it can lead to poor rest and may even be considered a sleep disorder.
Here are some signs that you may have bruxism:
- Weak enamel
- Chipped teeth
- Loose teeth
- Teeth grinding that’s loud enough to wake others
- Painful or sore muscles in the jaw, neck, or face
- Tooth pain or sensitivity
- Tight jaw
- Restless sleep
Relief from Teeth Grinding
At Town Dental Group, we can create a custom-made mouth guard for grinding teeth to provide relief from the symptoms you experience day-in and day-out. We also provide direction on how to avoid grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw.
Our treatment can help you get better sleep at night, avoid jaw and TMJ pain, protect your teeth from damage, prevent headaches, and more! We can assess your particular needs and determine how to best help you find relief.
A Step Closer to Comfort
Come see our team to learn more about how we can provide relief if you experience pain from bruxism. Ask about a mouth guard for grinding teeth. We can help you get closer to feeling more comfortable every day! Call today to make an appointment.