Service and Treatments

Options To Help Protect Your Teeth

Millions of patients suffer from bruxism, which is chronic teeth grinding. Most are not even aware that they’re doing it because it happens when they go to sleep. Addressing this issue is important, though, because if left untreated, if could lead to damage to your teeth, gum disease, improper bite functioning, or more.

Also associated with bruxism is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This is when a patient experiences damage to one or both of their jaw joints. This could make chewing or biting difficult and cause face and jaw pain.

If you’re experiencing bruxism or TMJ, we may recommend fitting you for a custom-designed oral appliance to wear when you sleep. This will help protect your teeth from grinding against each other.

Schedule An Appointment With Us Today

If you suffer from jaw pain or grind your teeth when you sleep, we may be able to help. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Gentle Smiles in Dallas, TX, today at 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE).