Stop Teeth-Grinding with a Custom Bruxism Appliance
Do you experience jaw pain, face pain, or headaches during the day? Has anyone ever told you that you grind your teeth while you sleep? If you have a tendency to clench your teeth or grind them back and forth, either during the day or while you sleep, then we can offer a custom appliance that can help relieve discomfort related to bruxism. As a popular preventive dentistry technique, a bruxism appliance will help preserve the integrity of your teeth by protecting them from the constant pressure and friction of grinding.
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism describes teeth-grinding and clenching as an unintentional, unconscious movement, and you will not always realize you are doing it. You may even be surprised when a loved one mentions this behavior. However, the side effects can lead to discomfort and even damage your teeth. By making an appointment with our team, we can often diagnose and treat bruxism to help you avoid severe effects, such as TMJ disorders, worn down enamel, or more involved tooth damage.
What Are the Symptoms?
Because bruxism may occur while you sleep, you may not notice the issue until related symptoms develop, such as;
- Worn down teeth
- Face and jaw pain (TMJ Disorder)
- Lingering headaches
- Jaw muscles that hurt or feel tight
- Teeth sensitivity
Is Bruxism Treatable?
In many cases, we can help alleviate bruxism with a custom-made dental appliance to protect your teeth and jaw muscles. A mouth guard is a soft appliance which cushions your teeth as you bite down to decrease the pressure on teeth and surrounding muscles. We will take an impression of your teeth to create your custom-fit guard, and depending on the severity of your bruxism, we may also recommend additional treatment/therapy.
Call Downey Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Today
Dr. Hadis Reyhani, Dr. Ben Reyhani, and Dr. Pasha Hakimzadeh, DDS, provide a wealth of combined experience, along with innovative technology and personalized care, to help improve our patients’ dental health so they can enjoy smiling again. To schedule a consultation, call Downey Family Cosmetic Dentistry today at 562-659-7593.