Teeth grinding is a serious issue and when it is not treated at the right time it could create major health issues for you. If you are in the habit of grinding your teeth while sleeping, then you may want to visit our office at Myers Park Dental Partners to learn how to control this problem and treat it so you can relax your jaw and protect your teeth from damage. One of the best ways to prevent this from occurring is by wearing a night mouthguard. We customize these mouthguards for you so that you have something that is comfortable and easy to wear while you sleep. It's important for you to not ignore tooth grinding because it could result in various complications.
Reduces Jaw Tension
People who grind their teeth in their sleep tend to clench their jaws a lot. This puts stress on your mouth and can result in severe tooth and jaw aches. Regular teeth grinding can also result in damage of the teeth, which can disrupt the enamel and cause gum infections and tooth problems. It becomes so painful that you will not even be able to eat your food properly. Some patients suffer from TMJ or acute jaw ache, and this makes it difficult for them to even talk. One of the worst things about tooth grinding is that one has no control over it since they do it in their sleep. The best way to prevent this from occurring over and over again is to wear a custom night mouthguard.
Sometimes, teeth grinding can get so severe that the pain can spread from your jaw to the back of your ears and your head. This is a continuous pain that gets worse even when you talk. People who suffer from headaches like this often find it difficult to concentrate. They are usually in a foul mood and irritable because of the constant pain. This hampers their productivity and they are not able to focus on anything, personally and professionally.
People who grind their teeth at night often suffer from disrupted sleep. This is because they grind and clench their jaw so hard that they wake up with sudden pain. Going back to sleep is often difficult and this means that your entire night is ruined and you will be groggy and grumpy the next day. All the caffeine in the world cannot make up for a lost night’s sleep and when you can simply come to us for a good night mouthguard for your sleep, there is no reason for you to hold back.
Prevents Tooth Damage
Constant teeth grinding can also result in tooth damage. It could weaken the structure of your tooth, erode the enamel and cause tooth sensitivity. This increases the risk of infections in your mouth and increases the painful experience that comes along with it. All of this can be avoided with good quality night mouthguards custom made by our professionals.
If you have a teeth-grinding problem, give Myers Park Dental Partners a call at (704) 332-2532 to discuss how our night mouthguards can help you. You can also visit our office to take a look at the different types of mouthguards we offer in person and get one custom-fitted for you.