The Crux of Bruxism
Relieving Bruxism with Custom-Made Nightguards
If you react to stress by grinding or clenching your teeth, you may struggle with a serious condition known as bruxism. Common symptoms of bruxism include sore jaw, headaches, and earaches. If left untreated, it can harm your teeth as well as the muscles and tissues around your jaw. It can even contribute to problems like TMJ dysfunction, insomnia, eating disorders, and depression.
Thankfully, relief is possible with a special oral appliance known as a nightguard. For many patients, simply wearing a nightguard is enough to eliminate the problem. Worn while your sleep, a nightguard will protect your teeth and prevent them from grinding together. Your nightguard will be custom-made for you after an initial consultation at our Bergenfield or Tappan office.