Nighttime grinding can often go undetected since so many patients do so while sleeping. The results can be damaging and painful, so it’s best to learn the signs. Symptoms of nighttime grinding, or bruxism, include:
- Anxiety, stress, and tension
- Sensitivity to heat, cold, or sweetness in the teeth
- A sore or painful jaw (TMJ)
Along with a lot of discomfort, severe grinding can also wear down and injure your teeth. Be sure to schedule a consultation right away if you recognize these symptoms in yourself.
Whatever the cause, and whatever the effects, most tooth-grinding problems can be solved with one simple solution – the night guard.
This small device not only protects your teeth from the wear and tear of grinding, it also holds your jaw in a more comfortable position. With a relaxed jaw plus a buffer to protect your teeth, a night guard can eliminate soreness in the jaw, headaches caused by clenching, and other symptoms.
The night guard is comfortable because it is custom-made to fit your mouth, using an impression taken by Dr. Gekht. Once our dental labs have fabricated your mouth guard from a supple plastic material, you’ll sleep easier and wake up rested. If you’ve been suffering from bruxism, it’s best to obtain a night guard as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your teeth.
Simply Smiles Sarasota is your Florida source for the latest dentistry services. Set up your free dental consultation with Dr. Gekht today by calling 941-921-4654.