Do you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep? You could be among the 10% of adults in America who suffer from bruxism. Although it may seem like nothing more than an annoyance, it can have damaging consequences for your oral health and your quality of life. At Chisholm Trail Dental Health, we treat teeth grinding in Round Rock to save your smile. A custom-fit nightguard protects your teeth and stops the pain.
Bruxism is a fairly common condition that causes you to grind or clench your teeth. The painful and destructive disorder most often occurs while you are sleeping. As a result, you may not be aware you are doing it, but you may experience symptoms throughout the day, such as:
If you develop any of the signs listed above, it is time to address your concerns with your dentist in Round Rock. Dr. Mike Asay has completed advanced training in several areas of specialty dentistry, including bruxism. He can save your smile from the complications of grinding your teeth.
Dr. Asay performs an extensive examination and discusses the symptoms you have to create a customized treatment plan. He will help identify the underlying cause while providing you with a custom-fit nightguard.
A nightguard has a similar appearance to an athletic mouthguard, but there are some clear differences. A nightguard acts as a protective barrier between your top and bottom teeth to reduce the strain of clenching your jaw. This not only protects your teeth from damage, but it also creates a cushion to prevent face and jaw pain.
The nightguard is made from an impression of your mouth to ensure a comfortable and accurate fit. Generally, most patients find them easy to adapt to for a high compliance rate. They are also cost-effective and can help to reduce your dental expenses by protecting your teeth from the damages of bruxism. It is also often covered under many dental insurances as part of preventive services.
If grinding your teeth is making you or your spouse lose sleep, you can get the relief you need with a nightguard. Contact Chisholm Trail Dental Health today to schedule your consultation.