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Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common ailment that can begin at any point in life. Often caused by stress, teeth grinding typically occurs during sleep, though it can also happen during the day.
Man with mouth pain
If a patient grinds their teeth, they may experience things like:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Ringing ears
  • Broken dental work
  • Jaw and TMJ pain
  • Tense muscles in the face, neck, and shoulders
  • Limited range of jaw motion
  • Difficulty eating
  • And more

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, Dr. Nelson may have a perfect solution.

Bruxism Treatments

To get relief from teeth grinding, wearing a custom made bite splint at night is often recommended. Bite splints, also called mouthguards, work to prevent grinding as the upper and lower teeth aren’t able to touch while wearing it.

The splint also keeps the jaw positioned in a way that prevents it from fully tensing nearby muscles, encouraging them to relax.

Bite guards can begin to offer relief for patients after wearing it for just a few days. For best results, bite guards should be worn nightly.

Find Relief Today

Put an end to nighttime teeth grinding with a custom made mouthguard. Contact Oak Hill Family Dental Center today to begin the process!

Teeth Grinding Oak Hill, South Austin, Dripping Springs TX | (512) 288-3930