Do you tend to grind your teeth while you sleep? This can sound like a difficult question to answer – after all, it can be pretty difficult to know what you are doing while asleep! When it comes to teeth grinding, however, there are symptoms you can experience during your mornings to let you know that you might have a problem. Dental pain and sensitivity on waking can be an indication that something is wrong. You may also notice changes to your smile caused by dental wear and tear. This is something that deserves attention from your dentist – if you keep ignoring signs of this problem, known as bruxism, you can wind up with serious dental damage! Our Dallas, TX dental practice can provide an appropriate response to your issues.

Grinding Your Teeth At Night Can Lead To Dental Damage, And Chronic Pain

Unchecked problems with nightly teeth grinding can introduce real problems to your routine. You can continually wake up with sore, sensitive teeth, in addition to pain in your face, neck, and head. You can create chronic problems with your jaw joints that leave you with ongoing discomfort, and difficulty biting and chewing. Your habit of grinding your teeth can also lead to damage that affects your enamel, and may even cause serious enough harm to require restorative dental work!

How A Custom Appliance Provides You With Comfort

A custom appliance provided at our practice can allow you to comfortably sleep through the night without worrying about bruxism! The appliance you receive will be specially designed to fit you, and remain in place while you rest. Its presence can stop you from grinding your teeth, and damaging them.

After reviewing your smile, your dentist may find that additional steps should be taken to protect your oral health. You may require orthodontic work to improve your bite function, and reduce your issues with teeth grinding. Your dentist may also determine that you need dental crowns for badly damaged teeth.

We Can Identify A Range Of Oral Health Troubles During A Routine Checkup

Your dentist can look at the condition of your smile and determine if you have been clenching your jaw while sleeping. This is due to the increased wear and tear that can occur on your enamel. By scheduling regular dental exams, you are routinely being reviewed for problems like these, in addition to receiving support to help you avoid issues with tooth decay.

Talk To Columbia Dental And Orthodontics About Nighttime Teeth Grinding

At Columbia Dental And Orthodontics, you can count on great care when you need to do something about teeth grinding! Our practice is able to recognize the signs of this problem, and deliver the appropriate support to help you recover from its effects. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder by calling Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX at (214) 827-8000.