Teeth grinding or bruxism is a common dental concern that we treat in our office which affects patients of all ages. Many patients are unaware that they’ve been grinding their teeth until it results in tooth damage. This is because many people who suffer from teeth grinding do so at night while they are asleep. Unconscious teeth grinding can be hard to detect on your own.
However, Dr. Brian Linton and Dr. Ed Davis are experienced general dentists in Peachtree, GA, who looks for signs of teeth grinding in patients during their standard oral care appointments. If they notice your teeth are worn down from teeth grinding, they will offer bruxism treatment solutions to help prevent dental damage.
Bruxism Treatment in Peachtree, GA
Teeth grinding can have detrimental effects on your dental health. If you suspect you or your child has been grinding their teeth, please schedule an appointment with Linton Dental. Our office will work with you to restore your smile and prevent future dental damage. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding our bruxism treatment solutions:
What are some symptoms of teeth grinding?
If you’ve been grinding your teeth while you sleep, you might notice you wake up with facial pain, tension headaches, or earaches from overworked facial muscles. Additionally, your teeth may wear down over time and you may experience unexplained dental damage as a result of teeth grinding.
How does Linton Dental treat teeth grinding?
We provide customized mouthguards to help treat teeth grinding. Customized mouthguards are created to fit snugly and securely into your mouth while you sleep. The mouthguard acts as a protective layer for your teeth so that even if you do grind them together while you sleep, they will remain protected and unharmed.
What if my teeth are already damaged from teeth grinding?
At Linton Dental, we offer a variety of restorative and cosmetic dentistry solutions to help you restore your smile from previous dental damage. Tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns are common solutions to concealing a damaged tooth. Dr. Linton and Dr. Davis can help you determine what treatment solutions are available for you to restore a broken, chipped, or worn-down tooth.