Bruxism is a condition which involves the masticatory system. It typically occurs in patients who grind or clench their teeth during sleep or even during the day. This is a common disorder which typically takes place when the patient is asleep and often the patient is not aware of the habit. The amount of pressure applied on the teeth and the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) can result in complications like sore jaw, soreness in facial muscles and the TMJ. Customized night guards can be fabricated to provide treatment for bruxism by the dentist. The night guards protect the teeth from the excessive force and also relieve the strain on the TMJ.
Common symptoms of Bruxism, Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching
Night guards are be custom made specifically for each patient. They help by protecting the teeth by alleviating force placed on your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) that was caused by the Bruxism disorder. The dentist can design the customized night guard by making impressions of your teeth. These appliances help reduce the damage to the teeth caused by the constant grinding you might be experiencing while asleep. Over time, Bruxism can have serious affects on your oral health. In order to protect your teeth from tooth damage due to grinding, we recommend custom made night guards as an essential tool to protect your teeth and preserve your overall oral health.