Do you wake up with headaches or jaw pain in the morning?
Maitland Ave Smile Co. can help prevent teeth grinding and repair broken or worn down teeth caused by bruxism. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common dental concern that affects the health and function of the jaw. Bruxism commonly occurs during sleep and can be misdiagnosed. Treating bruxism in its early stages can prevent damage to your teeth and jaw allowing for a more healthy and comfortable bite. Bruxism is a habit that can damage the health of your teeth, jaw, and gums.
Drs. Solberg and Miller provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for bruxism as well as the secondary conditions caused by habitual grinding. Using comprehensive cosmetic and restorative dental treatments, we are able to repair worn or broken teeth and prevent further damage.
Do I have bruxism?
Patients with bruxism often wake with headaches in the morning and experience painful muscle and jaw tension. Teeth grinding can cause breaks, chips, or excessively worn teeth. If you grind your teeth, your dentist may be able to tell just with a visual exam. Molars tend to wear down first, but other teeth may show signs of excessive stress as well.
How can I stop grinding my teeth in my sleep?
We typically prescribe an oral sleep appliance, similar to a mouthguard, to protect your teeth from night-time teeth grinding. Patients who use the oral appliance have a high success rate. The oral sleep appliance is custom designed and fabricated to comfortably fit your mouth. It is worn while you sleep and prevents the upper and lower jaw from grinding together.
To get fitted for an oral appliance, you must first consult with Dr. Clay Miller or Dr. Kirk Solberg. We will need to conduct an initial exam to determine if a night guard is the right solution for you. After the initial exam, we will create a dental impression of your teeth. This impression is used to create the night guard oral appliance. It will be fitted and adjusted for complete comfort.
Oral sleep appliances can help you sleep better and relieve stress on your jaw muscles and joints. This step is only the first one in getting your smile back though. The next step would be to fix the issues that teeth grinding has caused. Fortunately, we can create a customized treatment plan to address the effects that grinding your teeth has left behind. We use a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments to address worn teeth, cracked teeth, and other damage caused by this condition. We may recommend dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental bonding.
Schedule a consultation to fix bruxism
There are various solutions to help you stop teeth grinding, but only one way to find out which one will work best for your unique smile. During your routine dental exam, your dentist in Altamonte Springs FL will analyze your teeth and bite pattern to determine the best course of treatments. We will only give you options that will solve the root of your issue, and never recommend unnecessary procedures. Restore the function and aesthetic of your smile that has been worn down due to bruxism today. Give us a call today!