Clenching and grinding (bruxism) your teeth can be challenging to diagnose on your own since it typically takes place at night while you're asleep. Your bed partner may hear it, or you may begin to notice fractures or excessive wear on your teeth. You might also experience pain or problems with your jaw joint (TMJ), or even frequent headaches. In patients who grind for many years, there is often an overall loss of the height of your teeth, which can lead to over closing and the need for costly full mouth treatment. Worn teeth can feel more sensitive.
Diagnosing and Treating Bruxism in Boise
At Ackerman Family Dentistry, our dentists can diagnose bruxism and offer solutions to protect your teeth and TMJ. To prevent damage in patients that grind, we recommend investing in a mouthguard and wearing it faithfully at night while you sleep.
Custom Mouthguards in 83704
We provide custom-fabricated mouthguards to stop you from grinding your teeth and causing irreversible damage. Your mouthguard will be designed just for you, which makes it easy and comfortable to wear during sleep.
If you suspect that you or your partner might be grinding their teeth at night, contact our Boise dental office today to schedule an examination with Dr. Daniel or Dr. Robert.