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Bruxism, which causes you to grind and clench your teeth frequently, could lead to damaged smiles and complications for your oral health. Our team can offer a solution that is comfortable and noninvasive. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon looks at our custom nightguards!

The Causes of Bruxism

Bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding, can develop due to factors that upset your overall bite balance and strain the jaw joins, such as tooth loss, misalignment, injury to the face or jaw, or complications with the growth of your jaw or the eruption of your teeth. Untreated TMJ disorder could be a factor too, as could a high level of stress in your family life. As part of your treatment, we will conduct a detailed examination with advanced imaging technology, making a diagnosis with precision and identifying the cause of your teeth grinding.

The Warning Signs and Dangers

People with bruxism may experience toothaches and tooth sensitivity that persists beyond a day or two, as well as pain in the face, jaw, neck, and shoulders. There may be headaches and migraines on a regular basis too. As you continue to grind and clench your teeth, this can damage outer enamel and even wear them down so your teeth appear short or uneven. The injuries that compromise the outer enamel leave your teeth vulnerable to issues like tooth decay and dental infection so you experience painful symptoms and risk the loss of your teeth! Instead, talk to our team about treatment options.

Help with a Custom Nightguard

When possible, we use a comfortable and noninvasive oral appliance to treat your bruxism. The device will look and fit like a mouthguard and is worn while you sleep. The device is custom-made based on detailed digital images and measurements we take of your smile, so we can fit it to your smile. When worn at night, this shifts the jaw to ease stress and strain, and places a barrier between the upper and lower sets of teeth to prevent damage to your teeth. The device is easy to clean and store, and can travel with you as needed. If you have damaged teeth, we can offer repair with our custom and lifelike dental crowns.

If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat issues like bruxism, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy good oral health and a beautiful smile, and avoid damage to your teeth!

Talk To Balboa Dental Surgery About Our Oral Appliances

Our team is ready to help you smile with confidence again and avoid uncomfortable symptoms! To learn more about diagnosing and treating bruxism, or to schedule your appointment, contact your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon at (949) 630-0143!