Treating Bruxism: Things To Keep In Mind

If grinding and clenching have taken hold of your smile and you’ve come to realize you have bruxism disorder, there may be many different ways you’ve responded to this news. Some patients shrug it off and ignore their need for bruxism treatment. Others begin right away as a preventive measure. Some want to come in for treatment but worry about what to expect and, as a result, wait quite a while. If you’re asking us our opinion, our Southlake, TX practice will always advise you to get started right away, if possible. Ready for some additional suggestions? Let’s go!

Why You Should Start Early

We encourage you to see our team and get started with bruxism treatment as soon as you can. The moment you discover you have bruxism is the moment you should begin treating it. Remember that we generally classify bruxism care as a “preventive measure” because when you address it the moment it begins, we can guide you away from the potential development of all sorts of damage, such as eroded teeth, cracked teeth, TMJ problems, and more.

When You Think It’s Too Late

If you think it’s too late because you’ve waited a long time and now you’re fairly certain you’ve experienced some amount of damage, like wear to your teeth surfaces, the only bad choice you could make would be to keep waiting. Come in. We know that you may feel you’re far past being able to receive bruxism treatment but that is not the case. Of course, we may also want to address any damage that’s affected your oral health. However, it is absolutely not too late to begin protecting you from the negative effects of grinding and/or clenching.

It’s Absolutely Not A Big Deal

We can most certainly reassure you that bruxism treatment is not something to feel nervous about. All it really adds up to is you wearing a sort of mouthguard when you sleep at night. You’ll be comfortable and you’ll wake up likely recognizing immediate relief.

Treat Your Bruxism With Our Care

Remember that we offer the noninvasive, comfortable, effective bruxism treatment you need to protect your teeth. 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.