Nocturnal teeth grinding, or bruxism, can damage your teeth and jaw function, impacting your oral and overall wellness. If you wake in the morning with a sore jaw or a sleep partner has told you that you grind your teeth while sleeping, you may benefit from sleep bruxism treatment. Our dental team at Marietta Sleep can offer treatment solutions to stop nocturnal teeth grinding to protect your health and smile.

Clenching your jaw or sliding your teeth back and forth can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw joint. The muscles in your jaw are extremely powerful, exerting pressure to help you chew tough foods. When that pressure is applied directly to the teeth, it can fracture teeth or remove enamel. The stress can also impact your jaw. Ongoing bruxism can damage or injure the jaw joint, resulting in headaches, jaw pain and other symptoms related to TMJ disorders. Bruxism treatment can protect your teeth and jaw and help you get more restful sleep.

Teeth Grinding and Clenching Relief

In some cases, dental treatments can help relieve bruxism. Misaligned teeth easily slide, creating a grinding action. Teeth alignment and other dental work may help some people with bruxism, but others need protection for their teeth and jaw when they sleep. Oral appliance therapy uses a customized dental mouthguard that keeps teeth from touching during sleep. These nightguards and splints are designed to fit perfectly over teeth, created from a 3D digital mold of your teeth. In addition to preventing teeth grinding and clenching, sleep bruxism treatment can help alleviate snoring and some types of sleep apnea.

If you grind your teeth at night, get protection for your smile and oral health. Marietta Sleep offers professional sleep bruxism treatment at our clinic. Contact us today to schedule an exam and consultation with our dental sleep experts.