Treating Bruxism to Protect Your Teeth
When it comes to grinding your teeth, the frequency can mean the difference between “disruptive habit” and “serious dental condition.” If you clench your jaws and grind your teeth when you’re stressed, you might not worry too much about its effects on your teeth. However, if you catch yourself grinding your teeth or if others point it out to you on a consistent basis, especially at night, then you could be experiencing bruxism. If not treated, bruxism can wear your teeth down, making them weak and susceptible to structural cracks, fractures, breaks, and more.
What Treatment Entails
Not everyone who experiences bruxism recognizes it immediately, especially those who grind their teeth most often in their sleep. However, before long, the condition can cause your teeth to become sensitive, exhibit signs of excessive wear, and may even develop cracks and fractures.
To treat bruxism, Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland will take precise digital measurements of your teeth to create a custom oral appliance, or nightguard, that will stop your teeth from grinding together. The appliance is worn at night, when bruxism patients tend to grind their teeth most often, and will prevent tooth wear and damage.
Call Active Dental Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort.To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel, call Active Dental at 972-556-0600. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.12:37 pm