Sleep Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Do you frequently wake up with a sore jaw or headache? You may be grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep, also called sleep bruxism. Since this is a condition that directly impacts your dental health, Dr. Mitul Patel is pleased to offer expert treatment for sleep bruxism. Our Suwanee practice provides advanced solutions in general dentistry, as well as restorative and cosmetic dental care to patients of all ages. We are known for our caring, patient-centered approach in helping patients achieve their best smile, one that is both healthy and attractive.
Nocturnal tooth grinding, or sleep bruxism, can occur in adults as well as children. While occasional nocturnal teeth grinding is not harmful, sleep bruxism on a regular basis can wreak havoc on your teeth and impact your quality of life. Left untreated, your sleep teeth grinding habit can result in broken or worn down teeth, loose teeth, headaches and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. It is also a common cause for damaged dental fillings and crowns.
If you grind or clench your teeth at night, you are not alone. Reports indicated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from sleep bruxism. Causing factors range from stress and fatigue to alcohol consumption and smoking. Regardless of what is triggering your nighttime bruxism, you can find an effective solution at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care.
Treatment for Clenching and Grinding of Teeth
Dr. Patel can help you determine if you are grinding your teeth at night based on signs of wear on your teeth and other symptoms. By treating your sleep bruxism immediately, we can prevent more extensive dental damage. Our office provides custom appliance therapy such as splints and mouthguards that can protect your smile while you sleep. In most cases, our treatment devices can also eliminate the sounds of teeth grinding, helping your bedpatner get a better night’s sleep too.
If you suspect you have a nighttime teeth grinding habit, please contact our office today. We also provide treatment for sleep apnea, which is primary trigger for sleep bruxism. If your grinding habit has already caused tooth damage, you can trust us for excellence in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures to repair your smile.