Bruxism Therapy

What is Bruxism Therapy?

Bruxism is the technical term for tooth grinding. Many people grind their teeth, especially when they’re sleeping and unaware of what they’re doing. Excessive bruxism can lead to tooth problems, jaw pain, and flat-looking teeth. We offer therapy in the form of a special night guard that is worn each night.

Why is Bruxism Therapy needed?

If left untreated, bruxism can get worse and lead to a range of different oral-related problems. This is why it is best to seek treatment as soon as possible. Some of the things that bruxism can cause if left untreated include:

  • Flat-looking teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Broken restorations (crowns, bridges)
  • TMJ pain and problems
  • Headaches
What Is Bruxism Therapy
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Why Is Bruxism Therapy Needed

Who is a good candidate for Bruxism Therapy?

We will examine your teeth to identify issues with bruxism. Oftentimes, bruxism is so severe that a simple oral evaluation can help us to identify the problem. If it’s found that you have bruxism, we’ll offer therapy and treatment options specific to your needs. This will help to eliminate the damage bruxism can cause to your teeth and surrounding bone.

What can you expect with Bruxism Therapy?

We begin by taking impressions of your teeth and mouth. These molds are used to create a brand new mouth guard for you. Because the mouth guard is custom fitted to your mouth, it’s comfortable and works effectively. It is important that you wear this mouth guard nightly in order for it to be effective. If the guard begins to show signs of wear, we can easily replace it in our office using impressions taken of your mouth and teeth. Professional mouth guards are helpful in preventing bruxism because they provide a cushion between the teeth so that grinding is impossible. Even if you spend the entire night grinding your teeth, you’re doing so on a cushioned piece of soft rubber or plastic. This prevents problems associated with bruxism so that you can save the health of your teeth.

If you think you might need therapy for bruxism, call our office today and we can help get you in for an appointment.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Bruxism Therapy

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH UPDATE

Our dear patients,

We hope that this message reaches you well and in good spirits during this trying time. As this global pandemic continues to run its course, we sincerely hope that you are doing your best to take care of yourself physically and mentally. While we are unable to operate business as usual, we are still here for you in cases of emergency. If you find that you are experiencing dental pain, tooth fracture, uncontrolled oral bleeding, and/or extreme sensitivity, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 404-549-2650. We are available for virtual consults or will get you scheduled to come into the office.

Unfortunately, we will be operating in this limited fashion for an uncertain amount of time and will be sure to notify you once it is safe to continue non-emergency treatment. Here, at Brookhaven Dental Group, we have always practiced CDC and OSHA standards of infection and will continue to operate only under their direction.

In the spirit of a line from a poem that China sent to Italy, “We are all waves from the same sea.” Meaning that no matter where you are or how this pandemic may be affecting you, we’re all in it together. The ebb and flow of life right now is not what we’re used to but staying in place is necessary to get us to our new normal quicker.

Thank you to each one of you for being such a vital part of the reason why BDG just celebrated 2 years of being in practice. We’re here when you need us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Be well,
Dr. Brown

Brookhaven Dental Group
(O): 404-549-2650
www.brookhavendentalgroup.com

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