A variety of dental problems are the result of teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Symptoms can include:
- Sensitive teeth
- Jaw pain
- Eear or neck pain
Teeth grinding can have serious, long-term effects, such as broken, chipped or cracked teeth, as well as joint damage.
Once teeth grinding has been diagnosed, depending on the severity of your problems, Dr. Kashkouli can provide a custom fitted night guard for your teeth from a simple impression of your top and bottom teeth. She will take special care to ensure that your night guard is adjusted to your unique needs and fits perfectly for maximum protection. This helps to prevent unnecessary damage to the teeth as well as minimize stress and problems with the joint. Nightguards may not be a final solution for every patient with bruxism and grinding issues. Dr. Kashkouli has extensive training in this field to determine if you are a good candidate for a Nightguard or need another appliance to better suit your needs.