If your significant other has complained that you have been grinding your teeth at night, it is time to ask Jefferson Dental Care about bruxism. Most people are completely unaware that they suffer from the condition until informed by a partner, dentist or their teeth have inexplicably worn down over time.
Unfortunately, bruxism primarily affects the sufferer during sleeping hours, which makes it difficult to diagnose without outward visual or audible signs. A nightguard is a general dentistry treatment that will help protect the teeth from damage due to bruxism and allow couples to achieve an uninterrupted sleep. If you suspect that you may be suffering from bruxism, your team at Jefferson Dental Care can help.
It is crucial that if you opt to use a nightguard to prevent teeth grinding at night, you consult with an experienced dentist. An ill-fitting nightguard can actually exacerbate the condition or cause additional oral health problems. While protecting your teeth is the primary purpose of the device, your comfort while sleeping should also be a consideration when using a nightguard.
Your dentist at Jefferson Dental Care can provide a comprehensive exam to determine whether you are suffering from bruxism and if a nightguard will offer effective relief. If you feel that your teeth are wearing down, it is important to arrange an appointment so that we can evaluate the condition of the teeth. We will determine if you are grinding your teeth during your sleep. Our team has the experience and expertise that you need to provide the correct diagnosis and solutions to all your oral health issues.
For more about bruxism and effective nightguards, reach out to our friendly team at Jefferson Dental Care today. We have appointments available at our local office in Georgia throughout the week!