How Bruxism Treatment Protects Your Teeth
If you catch yourself grinding your teeth often, or if the noise from your teeth-grinding keeps your partner up at night, then you may benefit from customized bruxism treatment. Bruxism describes chronic teeth-grinding. Unlike typical clenching, bruxism can be difficult to stop, or even notice, because it tends to occur most often at night. If it isn’t addressed, bruxism can lead to severe wear and damage to your teeth, resulting in tooth sensitivity and increased risk of further dental issues. In many cases, Dr. Folck or one of our associates can protect patients’ smiles from bruxism with a custom-designed oral appliance, or sleep guard, that acts as a buffer between teeth.
During Your Visit
To determine if bruxism treatment is right for you, we will perform a comprehensive examination to check for tell-tale signs, such as excessive wear on your teeth. If bruxism is an issue, then the doctor may prescribe a custom-designed mouthguard that you can wear at night to prevent damage from teeth grinding. If your teeth have already suffered excessive wear or damage, then your treatment plan can also include restorative measures to repair the damage. If you are in need of a dental crown due to the severe wear, then we can provide a Bruxzir zirconia crown that is highly durable and esthetic.
Protect Your Smile with Bruxism Treatment
By treating bruxism early, you can protect your teeth from the damage of chronic teeth-grinding. To find out if you need bruxism treatment, schedule a visit by calling Absolute Dental Care today at (757) 428-7440. Located in Virginia Beach, VA, we also proudly welcome patients of all ages from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.