Do you frequently wake up with jaw pain, tooth pain, or headaches? You could have Bruxism, a condition that cause your teeth to grind and clench while you sleep, resulting in discomfort and dental problems. If untreated, Bruxism could escalate to worn down or cracked teeth, which would require restorative dentistry.
When you come to Toluca Dental Studio, Dr. Delakyan or Dr. Hart will sit down with you to discuss your condition and discover the underlying cause(s). Common causes are stress, an abnormal bite, sleep disorders, or crooked or missing teeth.
Depending on the severity of your condition, our dentists may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth. Night guards are effective because they absorb the pressure and friction so that your teeth remain healthy and intact.
Dentist-issued night guards tend to be of a higher quality and better fit than over-the-counter night guards because they are designed specifically for each patient. Our night guards are custom made to fit comfortably in your mouth and provide a barrier for your teeth. Our dentists take an impression of your teeth, and then shape the material to fit your smile so that the night guard won’t shift out of place while you sleep.
Treating Bruxism early will save you a significant amount of grief and future dental work. If you are experience symptoms of Bruxism, we urge you to call Toluca Dental Studio at 818-927-6807 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.