Stop Grinding Your Teeth
Patients who grind their teeth are often unaware of how damaging bruxism can be for their smile. If Dr. Hobbs diagnoses you with teeth grinding, also referred to as bruxism, it is critical that you seek treatment at DentaCare, so we can help protect your teeth from injuries related to bruxism.
Dr. Hobbs has various treatment options available. Typically “oral appliance therapy” is the initial recommended treatment. Most oral appliances are worn during sleep. A typical appliance consists of clear “high grade” acrylic made from custom impressions of your teeth and bite. The oral appliance is designed to prevent your teeth from touching. This method places a physical barrier between your top and bottom arches, preventing you from grinding your teeth.
You should choose bruxism treatment because without it, you may experience damage that requires restorative treatment, including tooth replacement options like bridges or implants or dentures. In addition, bruxism can place significant stress on your jaw joints, which often leads to TMJ disorder. Benefits of treating bruxism include:
- You can protect your teeth against physical damage
- You will reduce your likelihood of tooth sensitivity
- You may reduce severe headaches associated with bruxism
- You will help protect your jaws from stress and discomfort
- You will reduce pain that radiates from your teeth, such as headaches or tense jaw muscles
Is Bruxism Treatment Right For Me?
Bruxism treatment is the right choice for you if Dr. Hobbs diagnoses you with bruxism. We encourage you to take this treatment seriously, so you can avoid damage and decrease discomfort. To schedule an appointment, call DentaCare in Longview, TX, at (903) 758-5921.