Occlusal Splints & Night Guards
West Lake Hills Dental – Austin, TX
Do you often experience jaw pain, headaches, or earaches after waking up? Do
you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? If so, you may have a
condition called bruxism, which is a common issue for many people. In fact,
some people are unaware that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs during
sleep. If left untreated, bruxism can cause serious dental problems such as
broken teeth, cracked teeth, or even tooth loss.
Fortunately, there is a simple and non-invasive solution to bruxism – dental
occlusal splints or nightguards. These custom-made splints fit over your upper
teeth and prevent them from grinding against your lower teeth. With a properly
fitted nightguard, you can protect your teeth and alleviate the discomfort
associated with bruxism.
At your next dental appointment, speak with your dentist about the possibility of
getting a nightguard if you suspect you have bruxism. Your dentist will examine your mouth and bite to determine the best course of action to address your
clenching and grinding habits. In most cases, a nightguard can be made quickly
and easily, giving you a comfortable and effective solution for your bruxism.
Don’t let bruxism take a toll on your dental health. Take control of your bruxism
with dental occlusal splints or nightguards. Get in touch with your dentist today
to learn more about this simple and effective solution!