Bruxism – Richardson, TX
Helping to Relieve Chronic Jaw Pain
Teeth grinding in Richardson can lead to serious issues if left untreated. Fortunately, you’re not alone in battling this common dental problem. Millions of people, both children and adults, live with a condition known as bruxism. When you begin to clench or grind your teeth throughout the night, you will begin to notice soreness in your jaw and excessive wear and tear on your teeth. This is why it’s important to seek treatment sooner rather than later. At Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson, our team can easily examine your oral and facial structure to make the right recommendation for your individual needs. This typically comes in the form of a custom-made nightguard, which you will wear according to Dr. Shwarts’ recommendation. To find out how you can get one of the custom oral devices, contact our office today!
Why Choose Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson for Bruxism?
- We customize your treatment based on your needs
- We believe in patient comfort and satisfaction
- Our team has years of experience treating teeth grinding and clenching
Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism
Some of the most common signs and symptoms associated with bruxism include:
- Jaw pain
- Worn teeth
- Loose teeth
Teeth grinding, although more prominent at night, can also occur throughout the day, especially if brought on by increased stress.
If you are beginning to notice that these symptoms are developing, in addition to professional treatment, look for ways in which you can de-stress and relax, as this will not only benefit your oral health but also your body and mind.
What is a Nightguard?
A nightguard is a custom-made oral appliance that our team will provide you with after providing a formal diagnosis. This form of bruxism treatment in Richardson will benefit your smile in many ways, most commonly in preventing your teeth from grinding against each other and alleviating unnecessary pressure on your facial (jaw) joints. Because this condition is often associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), wearing an oral device will help to curb any additional symptoms that can lead to TMD.
Not only will you begin to experience a more restful night’s sleep, but your oral health will begin to improve, and you’ll feel less and less pain as time passes.
Benefits of a Custom Nightguard vs. a One-Size-Fits-All Solution
You might be wondering why it’s better to have a professional like Dr. Shwarts make a customized nightguard for you. After all, you can just go to the store and buy a one-size-fits-all mouthguard, right? Yes, you can, but you will be less likely to experience long-lasting results. Mouthguards that you can purchase at your local drug store may keep your teeth from coming into contact with each other but if it doesn’t fit right, you’ll be much less likely to wear it as you should, resulting in no change your current situation.
When taking impressions of your smile, these customized nightguards are created in a way to ensure they fit comfortably and correctly. There is a plan to these impressions, which Dr. Shwarts will use to ensure your teeth and jaw are positively impacted so that you can enjoy a greater quality of life.