It is common to grind or clench your teeth during moments of stress or concentration. But for some, teeth grinding (bruxism) is a chronic problem that can quickly take its toll on the health and structure of your smile.
The fact is that your upper and lower teeth should only be in contact for a few minutes a day while chewing. Unfortunately, teeth grinding often occurs during sleep, and you aren’t even aware that the problem exists. It only becomes apparent if you experience headaches or neck pain or your Queen Creek dentist points out signs of damage.
Teeth grinding is destructive and can add years of wear to your dental enamel. Since our long-term goal is to preserve your teeth' structure for as long as possible, we must take prompt steps to protect them from the damage of teeth grinding.
At Desert Creek Dental, we offer a straightforward, conservative solution to bruxism. We can't necessarily stop the action of grinding, but we can prevent significant damage to your teeth with an occlusal guard (night guard) that you wear while you sleep.
This device looks like a mouthguard and is customized using impressions of your teeth. It protects your teeth by preventing the upper and lower jaws from coming into contact with each other. Without the force of teeth grinding, your jaw can relax, and you’ll experience much-needed relief.
Teeth Grinding Treatment in Queen Creek, AZ
Dr. Pardazi offers his Queen Creek patients treatment for TMJ and TMD problems, including bruxism treatment. If you worry that teeth grinding is a problem for you, please call Desert Creek Dental to arrange an appointment so we can help you.