Nightguards for Teeth Grinding/Bruxism
Most people who experience bruxism only grind their teeth at night. Identifying bruxism before the damage is done may be achieved in several ways. Regular visits to the dentist for preventative dental care result in the wear and tear to teeth being picked up during a comprehensive exam. A partner or spouse will mention that you grind your teeth, or you may wake up with a pain in your jaw.
Although it is possible to purchase nightguards over the counter for bruxism, these devices are not tailored to your specific needs. In fact, low quality or badly designed nightguards can result in additional oral health problems. At Tejal A. Kakade, DMD, FAGD, PC, we provide a custom-made nightguard that is modeled after the shape of your teeth. The device is designed to prevent grinding and protect your teeth while you sleep.
Prevent Worn Down Teeth
Grinding your teeth will inevitably lead to wearing down the enamel and the underlying structure. Each person who suffers from bruxism is impacted in different ways, which is why at Tejal A. Kakade, DMD, FAGD, PC, personalized treatment is ideally suited to addressing the problem. Wear facets may present on anterior teeth, posterior teeth or both. How your teeth are impacted by bruxism will depend on the grinding motion.
Wear can be repaired to an extent, but that will not prevent you from grinding your teeth. Tejal A. Kakade, DMD, FAGD, PC, aims to get to the root of the problem as well as providing treatment that is effective and long-lasting. For dentistry with a difference, trust in the expertise of Dr. Tejal and our team.
Contact our office today if you are worried about the damage that bruxism is inflicting upon your teeth. We offer solutions that are cost-effective and offer permanent relief from teeth grinding.