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Dr. Farr usually recommends dental night guards for patients who have a history of grinding their teeth while they are sleeping. Bruxism or tooth grinding occurs at night when patients have no conscious knowledge of doing it at all. If bruxism is chronical it can lead to several problems with teeth and even the jaw. Therefore when it is not treated, bruxism can cause broken, chipped, or cracked teeth, headaches, and TMJ/TMD. Bruxism is easily treated and there is no need to hesitate in making an appointment, as it can lead to more severe consequences.
Are There Other Treatment Options?
Night guards aren’t the only option in treating bruxism. In severe cases, as a more permanent solution, it is advisable to consider orthodontics to straighten teeth and realign the jaw. Some treatments consider methods of stress reduction, limiting the intake of medication with stimulants or caffeine or. Dr. Farr will go through every option with you and find the best possible solution for your case.