Nightguards for Bruxism – Assonet, MA
We Can Help You Sleep Soundly
Do you frequently have dull headaches in the morning? Do you regularly wake up with sore teeth or a sore jaw? If so, you may be unconsciously grinding your teeth while you sleep. This condition is known as bruxism, and it’s estimated to affect 1 out of every 3 Americans at some point in their lives. Because bruxism is so common, we at Woodside Dental Care offer a simple treatment known as a nightguard. Keep reading below to learn more about how nightguards for bruxism from our Assonet, MA dentist can help stop your teeth grinding in Assonet and help you get quality rest again.
Why Choose Woodside Dental Care for Nightguards for Bruxism?
- 35+ Year History of Serving Assonet Families
- Ready to Treat Children and Adults Alike
- Save Your Teeth from Wear and Tear
Symptoms of Bruxism
While bruxism is less common in children than in adults, it’s more than possible that your son or daughter can have it. Many bruxism sufferers are unaware that they even have it since it often occurs during sleep or in the hazy state between rest and wakefulness. In some cases, your partner may be able to hear you grinding your teeth at night.
Some common symptoms of bruxism include:
- Morning headaches or migraines
- A clicking, popping, or aching jaw
- Pain in your face, ear, or neck
- Sensitive teeth
- Weak or worn-down tooth enamel
- Broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth
How We Can Treat Bruxism
Left untreated, bruxism can erode your enamel, leading to sensitive or even broken teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Derek Cornetta can offer a solution – nightguards. A nightguard is a plastic tray that is worn over the teeth to prevent your top and bottom arches from making harmful contact while you sleep. Rest assured that your nightguard will be so comfortable, you should hardly even feel it once you place it in your mouth.
To create this oral appliance, we take a detailed impression of your mouth and send it off to a trusted dental lab. A few weeks later, you can return to our dental office, pick up your customized nightguard, and start enjoying quality sleep that doesn’t damage your pearly whites.
Benefits of Getting One of Our Custom Nightguards
You may have noticed nightguards in the dental section of your local grocery store or pharmacy for cheap. Typically, you heat up these nightguards and then bite into them, fitting them to your unique dentition. However, these trays generally don’t provide as snug a fit as the nightguards created in our dental office. Because of this, they won’t feel as comfortable or provide nearly as much protection from harmful grinding as a custom-made nightguard made by us.
Give Us a Call Today!
Are you ready to say goodbye to morning headaches and dental pain? Then contact us and ask about bruxism treatment in Assonet. We can help you sleep soundly once again!