How do you treat teeth grinding?
Our Pelham dental office provides various potential options for treating teeth grinding. Our goal is to work with you to find the most effective method that suits your specific needs and offers a long-term solution to chronic dental grinding (bruxism) and jaw clenching.
We first need to understand the underlying cause for teeth grinding, and we do this by analyzing your bite to evaluate the balance between the jaw joint, the jaw muscles, and the way the teeth touch. If these components are out of balance, it can cause you to grind or clench your teeth.
A night guard, or occlusal splint, is an appliance that is designed to be worn while you sleep. The splint holds your jaw in a neutral position, reducing stress on the jaw joint, and preventing you from grinding and clenching your teeth.
Teeth grinding can lead to TMJ, so it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Dr. Moore has successfully reduced or eliminated teeth grinding and clenching for many people. If you would like to put an end to the annoying cycle of teeth grinding and jaw pain, please contact our office. We will be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss your specific concerns and get you the relief you need to get on with your life.
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