One of the more unfortunate possible side effects of missing out on dental checkups for much too long is the fact that issues like bruxism disorder can lead to some serious damage to your smile (when left untreated). Fortunately, when you catch this problem nice and early (which is easy to do when you schedule six-month visits), you can avoid a world of injury. When it is left unchecked for some time, you may find yourself in need of restorative care. Let’s get down to the details, so you know how to protect yourself from grinding and clenching concerns.
About Your Visits
Your six-month dental checkups are set up specifically to help you prevent damage to your smile. Even if something is just beginning, catching it right away means treating it, so serious damage never occurs. This might apply to decay, bruxism disorder, minor physical damage, TMJ disorder, and the list continues. So, keep your professional preventive care scheduled to avoid missed diagnoses.
When you receive a bruxism disorder diagnosis very early on in the game, we provide you with an oral appliance (which is a mouthguard that prevents the grinding and buffers the clenching, so damage cannot occur). When the issue goes undiagnosed and/or untreated for a long time, the following can happen:
- The chronic, involuntary grinding and clenching can lead to TMJ disorder or make an existing case worse
- Your teeth may become worn down
- You may deal with cracks and broken teeth
- Teeth and jaws may feel sore
Avoid Bruxism Damage With Preventive Care
Six-month preventive care visits are all it takes for you to get the diagnosis you need and the treatment you need right away. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.