If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a condition called bruxism.
Although the causes of bruxism are not really known, several factors may be involved. Stressful situations at home, work, or school, problems in sleeping, an abnormal bite, and crooked or missing teeth may contribute to bruxism. Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when one is sleeping. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, damaged restorations, or even tooth loss.
There is an easy, non-invasive treatment for bruxism: nightguards. Nightguards are an easy way to prevent the wear and damage that teeth-grinding causes over time. If you suffer from bruxism, having a well fitting nightguard is essential.
Dr. Madigan and our team specialize in the fabrication and adjustment of your custom-made nightguard that is comfortable and meticulously fitted for your mouth. A nightguard created in our office will be custom-made just for your teeth.