Waking up after a night of grinding your teeth means waking up with facial and dental pain. Continuing to experience a nightly teeth grinding habit, known as bruxism, can mean experiencing serious dental trauma! Your Allen, TX dentist is prepared to help you put a stop to this habit. A special oral appliance worn at night can be customized to fit you, and stay in place while you sleep. When used, it will keep your teeth safe from the painful effects of bruxism. If you are seeking care after teeth grinding issues have already done damage to your smile, you can look into options for restorative dental work to protect those teeth.
How Much Harm Can Teeth Grinding Do To Your Smile?
The effects of teeth grinding can become more significant as time passes. While the problem can just be uncomfortable at first, you should be aware that the continued friction and pressure on teeth can wear them down, and weaken them. If you let the problem continue for too long, you can wind up seriously chipping and cracking them. In addition to needing work to restore these teeth, your dentist may have to perform root canal treatments for any teeth that experience internal problems.
Restoring Damaged Teeth
Protecting a chipped or cracked tooth means more than just keeping it from becoming more seriously harmed. Your restoration is also meant to improve your dental function, so that you can continue biting and chewing without problems. A dental crown provided by your dentist will be customized to fit the tooth being protected. Several materials are used to construct crowns, including materials like porcelain for those crowns that will be hard to miss when you smile.
Other Issues Your Dentist Prevent By Addressing Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding can lead to TMJ dysfunction, or start occurring because of unaddressed TMJ problems. These issues can make you experience persistent and aggravating headaches, even migraines! You can also have a harder time moving your jaw, and you may feel pain in your face, jaw joints, and neck. Teeth grinding can also have an unfortunate impact on the quality of your smile. You may not require restorations to protect damaged teeth, but still have an interest in dealing with the damage via cosmetic dental work.
Allen Family Dental Can Help You Address Your Teeth Grinding Issues
At Allen Family Dental, patients who want to do something about teeth grinding issues can arrange valuable care. Your treatment can help you by putting a stop to your nightly problems with bruxism. Our practice can also talk to you about any restorative or cosmetic work that might be called for to address the impact of teeth grinding. To arrange your consultation with Dr. Torrens-Parker or Dr. Lizardi, call Allen Family Dental in Allen, TX, today at (469) 342-6644.