Do you suffer from uncomfortable teeth grinding? Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding can cause you pain, discomfort, swelling, and damage to your teeth. As such, you should seek dental care right away if you notice that you are grinding your teeth.
At My Merrimack Dentist, we specialize in treating bruxism with oral appliances that are shown to prevent teeth grinding. Dr. Yelena Popkova is happy to examine your oral health so she and her team can find the best treatment option for your needs.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options for a healthier smile, we encourage you to give us a call right away. Dr. Popkova’s friendly staff will be happy to accommodate your needs and get you in for the care you need.
We use oral appliances, such as special mouth guards, to help reduce the effects of bruxism. If you tend to grind your teeth at night while you sleep, mouth guards work to minimize your teeth clenching and grinding.
Thanks to this simple yet effective treatment option, you can reduce the risks of damage to your teeth, such as breakage or even tooth loss.
If you require more complex treatment, there are more advanced devices that you can wear, similar to a mouthguard. These are specifically designed to target the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) so that your jaw muscles experience fewer contractions. Not only will this help to reduce pain and migraines, but it will ensure the protection of your teeth, as well.
In addition to special devices, Dr. Popkova may also recommend exercises that serve to reduce pain and discomfort in your jaw. These exercises are designed to help you manage stress so that you can experience the relief you need.
If it is determined that your bruxism has damaged your teeth, Dr. Popkova will present you with a treatment plan to restore your smile to its natural beauty. Please call our office today so that we may schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Popkova.