Sleep-Related Bruxism in Trafalgar, IN

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What is Bruxism?

While you may not have heard of the term bruxism, it's likely you've heard of the definition — teeth grinding and jaw clenching while sleeping. Many people don't even know they do this and wonder why they wake up with headaches, inflammation, pain, and more. If left untreated, this could cause larger dental health issues. At Dental Beauty Wellness Center, we suggest our patients seek out treatment at the first sign of sleep-related bruxism. Doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig offer this treatment to men and women in Indianapolis, Columbus, Franklin, IN, and beyond. Creating custom-fit nocturnal bite plates can help our patients protect their teeth and mouth from this habit. For more information, contact our Trafalgar, IN office to schedule a consultation.

How is Bruxism Treated?

We want you to sleep comfortably and wake up refreshed, that's why we offer custom-made night guards. While you can buy standard night guards at some big-box stores, these are not custom fit and can actually lead to more teeth grinding. That's why we always suggest seeking out dental assistance to help remedy your bruxism. When you visit our office, we will create impressions of your lower and upper teeth using our state-of-the-art digital technology and 3D x-rays. We will send these impressions off to a dental lab who will create your custom night guard. Once we get it in, we'll have you come in for a fitting. We'll make sure the device fits, show you how to properly use it, and give you cleaning instructions. If cared for properly, your night guard can last for up to three years! Just like your teeth, your night guard should be cleaned before and after every use. When you come in for your annual exams, we ask that you bring your night guard so we can ensure it still fits properly and doesn't have any unusual wear and tear.

Guard Against Grinding at Night

A custom-made night guard from Dental Beauty Wellness Center can help prevent you from clenching and grinding your teeth at night, leading to waking up with headaches and other pains. At our Trafalgar, IN office, we suggest having your bruxism treated right away before you create a larger dental issue. For more information, contact doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig to schedule a consultation.

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