Overnight, there are some people who clench and grind their teeth. While they may not know they are doing it, it can cause some serious damage. Southern Cross Dental of Colorado Springs, CO is able to recognize signs of teeth grinding and offer protection through a night guard.
Teeth grinding can create painful and sensitive teeth, jaw pain, facial pain, and even tooth damage. Since many people grind their teeth while they are sleeping, they may not even know they do it. One tell-tale sign of it is waking up with a sore jaw. Some signs we can recognize with an examination include grooves in the teeth, fracture lines in teeth, and worn down teeth. Patients may also be experiencing TMJ pain.
To protect the teeth from damage and to cushion the jaw and facial structures, the dentists here at Southern Cross Dental can provide our patients with a night guard. A night guard is a mouthpiece worn while you sleep. It creates a barrier between the top and bottom teeth; putting the jaw in a healthy position. For night grinders, a night guard is essential to maintain oral health and relieve pain.
If you are waking up with a sore jaw, tell us. We can examine your teeth and create a night guard for you. To schedule an appointment at Southern Cross Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, call us at (719) 471-1717 or visit our website, www.southerncrossfamilydentistry.com.