Wondering why you can’t stay asleep and wake up with unexplained soreness in your teeth and jaw? You may want to consider scheduling a consultation with Drs. Meg Wheeler and David Huff at Family Dentistry of Caledonia. Our utilization of the most advanced dental techniques and technologies allow Family Dentistry of Caledonia, your dentist in Caledonia, to treat patients with any dental malady with precise, high-quality care.
Chronic jaw clenching and/or teeth grinding while asleep is known as bruxism. Bruxism can result in a patient waking up several times throughout the night generally due to stress and anxiety; however, irregular sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or teeth that are missing and/or poorly aligned are also symptoms and causes of nocturnal teeth grinding.
Bruxism treatment at Family Dentistry of Caledonia provides each patient with a comprehensive, state-of-the-art smile evaluation. Although the patient’s individual needs are the final determining factors when deciding on a treatment plan, your dentist in Caledonia can most often treat bruxism with our exceptionally effective night guards. The custom fabricated night guards are oral appliances that are worn while asleep to keep the jaw partly separated, preventing teeth grinding from occurring. Night guards are extremely advantageous in that patients’ sleep schedules remain uninterrupted and pain-free, muscle strain and chipped or cracked teeth are prevented, and excessive pressure on the temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ) is averted.
Tired of waking up exhausted and in pain? You may be a qualifying candidate for our bruxism night guard treatment! At your local dentist in Caledonia, led by Drs. Wheeler and Huff, we are prepared to treat our patients with the high quality, compassionate dental healthcare you expect and deserve. Give our office a call to schedule a consultation.