When you visit Beautiful Dentistry, Dr. Amin-Patel will examine your teeth for signs of wear due to factors that interfere with your oral health.
If not addressed quickly, undiagnosed wear could lead to:
- Broken teeth
- Worn, chipped, or cracked restorations
- Premature tooth wear
- Pain or joint damage
- Bruxism: the chronic clenching and grinding of the teeth. It is usually caused by stress and you may notice it when you wake up in the morning or during particularly hectic times of the day. By wearing a custom bite splint, you can prevent damage to your smile and reduce the painful side effects of muscle tension on your head, neck, shoulders and back.
Nightguards Can Prevent TMJ Disorders
Many forms of TMJ disorder originate from chronic clenching, grinding, or even misalignment of your teeth. This creates soreness throughout your jaw muscles, resulting in headaches, muscle pain and disruption of the joint. To eliminate these problems, we can create a custom fitted guard that prevents the engagement of the TMJ muscles, thereby offering pain relief and reduced stress to the jaw.