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How Night Guards Treat Bruxism

November 19, 2020
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Posted By: Webster Groves Dental
Woman sleeping peacefully after teeth grinding treatment in Webster Groves

At Webster Groves Dental, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain a comfortable and beautiful smile. Our approach means that we concentrate on your oral health and your jaw's function, and any habits that may compromise your teeth, including bruxism.

Bruxism Treatment in Webster Groves, MO

Bruxism means you grind your teeth or clench them together during sleep. Because this habit occurs during rest, many patients are not aware that they have the condition until symptoms set in.

Symptoms of bruxism include:

  • Waking up with jaw, face, neck, or shoulder pain
  • Toothaches or worn teeth
  • Migraines or recurring headaches

Without treatment, bruxism can cause tooth fractures, sudden onset cavities, and jaw health problems, specifically TMJ.

TMJ is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint—the joint that allows for movement of the lower jaw when speaking or chewing.  When this joint is not functioning correctly, it can mean a popping noise when opening the mouth too wide and pain symptoms similar to bruxism. In Severe cases, you may experience a locked jaw or even require surgical intervention.

Fortunately, your Webster Grove dentist provides bruxism treatment, which may also lower your risks for TMJ.

Custom Night Guards at Webster Groves Dental 

A night guard covers your teeth to prevent grinding and clenching during sleep. It is custom-designed to fit your jaw's unique contours and made of smooth plastic for a comfortable fit.

Many patients report quick relief after a few days in their night guard, and we are thrilled that this technology has helped so many!

Contact Our 63119 Dental Office for More Information!

If you suspect bruxism or notice any of the symptoms, reach out to our Webster Groves dental office to schedule a consultation today. We are also here to answer any questions that you might have.

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