Tooth Damage from Grinding Teeth - Southern Dental Care

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Tooth Damage from Grinding Teeth

Have you ever woken up with your teeth feeling sore? Was this soreness accompanied by a headache and/or jaw pain? If so, you may be suffering from a disorder called bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. In some cases, bruxism can affect people all day and night. Tooth damage is one of the most obvious consequences of grinding your teeth. Not only will your teeth wear out, but you will most likely experience stress fractures if the condition is not treated in its early stages.

If left untreated, you may lose sections of your teeth as the fractures deepen. In some cases, extensive tooth restoration may need to be performed. Our team of experts has developed a comprehensive New Orleans teeth grinding treatment to help you restore your teeth from bruxism tooth damage.

Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Sore teeth and jaw pain are the two most common symptoms of teeth grinding. Some other common symptoms include; an increase in tooth sensitivity, pain or tightness in your jaw or jaw muscles, headaches, earaches, teeth that are worn down or chipped, and worn tooth enamel. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, reach out to Southern Dental Care and fill out a new patient form here. We want to make sure you get the right New Orleans teeth grinding treatment early on in order to avoid future damage.

Mouthguards for Teeth Grinding

Mouth guards are the most common preventative treatment against damage for those who grind their teeth. In fact, because of their popularity, there is more than one type of mouthguard on the market today.

You can find a stock mouth protector in sporting good or department stores. Dentists do not recommend this type of mouthguard because it does not offer great protection. Boil and bite mouthguards are similar to stock mouthguards in that you can find them in most sporting good stores. These mouthguards typically fit better than stock mouthguards as they are molded to the shape of your mouth. Though custom-fitted mouthguards are typically very expensive, they provide the highest quality protection and the greatest comfort. A dentist will take an impression of your teeth, then send it to a professional dental lab where they create a mold to form your custom-fitted guard.

Treatments for Teeth Grinding at Southern Dental Care

If your teeth have been damaged due to bruxism, you may require more serious New Orleans teeth grinding treatment. If misaligned teeth are the cause of your tooth grinding, it may be necessary to work to realign your teeth. Our Six Month Smiles program offers a fast, low-profile option to achieve realignment results in just six months. Your dentist may also find it necessary to use bridges, crowns, or veneers to protect the tooth from sensitivity or help with the inability to chew correctly.

Our highly trained medical team is here to provide you with a safe and stress-free New Orleans teeth grinding treatment. Our office is based on the Westbank in Marrero, but we happily serve patients in Harvey, Woodmere, and the entire greater New Orleans area. For more information or to schedule an appointment for your Marrero dental implants, contact us today!

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