If you constantly grind your teeth at night, or even during the day, you can develop serious dental problems. At our dental practice, Robert Cuckler, DDS, PA, our dentist in Naranja, Dr. Robert Cuckler, can provide you with night guards which will solve your teeth grinding problem.
When a patient constantly clenches and grinds their teeth, it is called bruxism. Bruxism can occur during the day or at night. If a patient grinds their teeth at night, they can wake up feeling jaw pain, headaches, and their teeth may feel sore. Sometimes, teeth may even feel or become loose. Anxiety is the most common cause of bruxism, however it can also be caused by a sleep disorder, an abnormal bite, or by teeth that are missing or improperly aligned. Whatever the causes are of your bruxism, our dentist in Naranja has a treatment that can help you. Our dentist can fit you for a custom-made night guard which you will wear while you sleep. The night guard will fit over your teeth and keep the jaw slightly apart. This way, if you have problems with TMJ, it will help you as well. The night guard will prevent damage caused from teeth grinding, as well as prevent muscle strain and extreme pressure on the jaw. In addition, you will be able to have a better night’s sleep. Sometimes you may not even know that you are grinding your teeth, but it will become evident when you have a checkup at our dental practice. When patients grind their teeth for a period of time, they usually develop marks on their teeth, or teeth can even become chipped, cracked, or loosened. When our dentist sees these symptoms, he knows that you are having problems with teeth grinding.
For an appointment to see our dentist in Naranja regarding treatment for teeth grinding or other TMJ problems, simply contact our office.