Teeth Grinding Treatment & Night Guards in Glendale
Teeth grinding (bruxism) is common, and almost everyone finds themselves clenching and grinding their teeth now and then. Temporary tension and anxiety are the most likely causes of teeth grinding, but for some, bruxism is an ongoing problem that requires specialized treatment from a dentist. Over time, bruxism's impact on your jaw health can lead to headaches and even pain in the neck area, as well as tooth wear and trouble sleeping.
Custom Night Guards in Glendale CA
Teeth grinding typically happens when you are sleeping. Because of this, some people do not know they grind their teeth. Signs you may grind your teeth include tooth pain, jaw pain, shoulder pain, and tooth breakage. Without intervention, this condition can make it challenging for your jaw to to function correctly in the long-term.
Top Glendale dentist, Dr. Lucio Kim has successfully helped countless patients combat teeth grinding in Glendale CA. Our custom night guard, built to fit your smile, has been the cornerstone of our therapy, and our patients have been thrilled with their results.
Our custom night guards work to gently separate your upper and lower jaws during sleep, which prevents grinding and clenching.
The appliance stops your upper and lower jaw from connecting as you rest. With this device, teeth grinding and clenching is not possible, and you can sleep easier without fear of tooth damage.
Why Do Some People Grind and Clench Their Teeth?
Common causes of bruxism, include:
- Muscle tension
- Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMD or TMJ)
- Tooth alignment issues
Bruxism left untreated can be extremely painful, but it can also mean permanent damage.
Bruxism risks include:
- Tooth wear
- Tooth breakage, chipping, and cracking, which may require dental crowns or even extractions
- Loose teeth
- TMJ or TMD, which may require treatment or even surgery to correct
Night guards are far more affordable than ongoing tooth repair. And your dentist in Glendale, CA wants you to enjoy a healthy smile that does not cause you pain
Our Commitment to Our Glendale Patients
Dr. Kim will always wants to chat with you and learn why your bruxism is an issue before starting treatment at our Glendale office. Your dentist does not want you to feel pain. It is equally essential that we find and eliminate the culprit.
We provide personalized care while working to find the best solutions for your oral health, a solution that eliminates the pain and risks associated with ongoing teeth grinding. If we determine that your problem cannot be corrected with a night guard, we may recommend a specialist to help reverse the situation.
Teeth Grinding Treatment in Glendale, CA
We do not want you to spend your time worrying about this issue or dealing with the associated pain and discomfort. We also don't want you to risk your oral health. If you have one or more symptoms of bruxism, please contact your Glendale dental office to schedule an exam today.