Do you wake up with tooth pain, tired jaw muscles or a headache? Do your teeth have a flatten appearance? You may suffer from bruxism (grinding and or clenching of your teeth). About 10% of adults suffer from some type bruxism in the UK. Chronic grinding or clenching can lead to temperature sensitivity in your teeth, wear that extends to the nerve of the tooth, cracks in teeth, receding gums, faster wear on fillings and crowns and even tooth loss. Damage caused from grinding and clenching may require dental treatments such as root canal therapy and crowns that would otherwise not be needed.
Temporomandibular joint disorder is a direct result of a grinding or clenching habit.
Wearing a nightguard can bring relief to patients who chronically grind or clench their teeth especially during sleep. A nightguard can be the answer to a good night’s sleep, decreased frequency of headaches and protecting your beautiful teeth from damage done by grinding or clenching. Ask us about one today.