Do you wake up each morning exhausted, with a headache, sore jaw, and mouth? You may be dealing with chronic teeth grinding and jaw clenching, also known as bruxism. In addition to unnecessary pain and discomfort, grinding and clenching can also lead to declining oral health. If these symptoms sound familiar, we can provide custom-made, comfortable night guards at our Mesa, AZ office. Schedule an appointment with us at Value Dental Centers Mesa as soon as you can. With our effective and timely treatment, you can enjoy a good night’s sleep without any further issues.
Causes of Bruxism
One of the most common causes of bruxism is stress and anxiety. When you are feeling under pressure, your body will begin to produce stress hormones. In response, you may start to clench your jaw. These movements can help to release the excess biochemicals.
Another major cause of bruxism is dental misalignment brought on by missing teeth, an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite.
In both cases, you will find yourself clenching or grinding unconsciously, often in the middle of the night. Because you will be unaware of these movements, you will be unable to stop. In turn, bruxism can cause long term dental damage.
Symptoms of Bruxism
Although you may not be fully aware that are dealing with bruxism, there are some commons signs and symptoms that can point to the condition. These include:
- Sore jaw and/or TMJ Disorder
- Headaches, especially after waking up
- Cracked or damaged teeth
- Tooth sensitivity
- Mouth sores
Night Guards Offer an Effective Solution for Bruxism
The first step in treating bruxism is fitting you with a custom-made night guard. During your consultation , your dentist will take impressions of both your top and bottom teeth. Then we will send the molds to the lab. There, technicians can craft a device that is a near-perfect fit for you.
Your night guard will fit over both your top and bottom teeth, keeping them from touching. Within a few days, you will notice almost immediate relief.
Benefits of Night Guards
At Value Dental Centers Mesa, your overall dental, physical, and mental wellbeing is important to us. We know that bruxism can lead to lack of sleep, pain and discomfort, and even more stress. That is why we are here to help you. Our simple, custom-made night guards can improve your overall quality of life. Here are just a few of the many benefits of our bruxism treatment:
- Alleviation of jaw pain
- Prevention of TMJ Disorder
- Fewer headaches
- Prevention of weakened enamel or cracked teeth
- Prevention dental extractions or dental crowns
Book An Appointment
If you think you may be suffering from bruxism, contact Value Dental Centers Mesa to receive the care you need for lasting relief.