If you suffer from chronic migraines or headaches, you might be surprised at the cause: your teeth. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, in New Orleans may be behind your pain. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, you’re likely not even aware you do it. To relieve the pain that is caused by bruxism, Dr. John Tripp offers teeth grinding treatment. We’ll help you eliminate:Pain Relief for Your Jaw and Teeth Read Transcript
A patient that has chronic jaw pain will typically come in, you do an exam, and you'll see worn teeth. They'll say things to you like, 'I wake up in the morning, and I have headaches. The back of my neck hurts.' Or, 'I find myself sitting at my desk, and I'm grinding my teeth.' The most common or first step with a patient like that will be to put them in a night guard. A night guard is simply a modified type of mouthpiece that the patient bites into. So as opposed to grinding on teeth, which is the hardest substance in your body, you now put an immediate object in between the two sets of teeth. So the patient can transfer those forces into the night guard or the... During the day or at night, as opposed to grinding on the teeth, wearing the musculature down in the face, draining the muscles in your head and neck that results in these headaches and tension pains that they may have.
- Facial and jaw pain
- Sore muscles
- Sensitive teeth
To find out more about our teeth grinding treatment, call us today at (504) 266-0664.
A Custom Mouthguard Can Ease Your Headache Pain
The most common way to relieve pain caused by dental grinding and jaw clenching is with a mouthguard you wear while sleeping. Made of a soft material that cushions and protects your jaw and teeth, it stabilizes your jaw and prevents clenching or grinding. You’ll wake feeling rested and pain-free.
We take careful impressions of your teeth for a custom fit. We use an iTero digital scanner, so there’s no messy goop! This is a big advantage over mouthguards you purchase from a drugstore or other retail store. It’s like the difference between wearing a custom-tailored suit and one purchased off the rack. Other advantages:
- We use highly durable materials so our mouthguards better withstand wear and tear.
- We can customize the degree of thickness you need to protect your teeth.
- Our mouthguards both protect teeth and eliminate jaw tension. Most over-the-counter products only protect teeth.
We can also offer muscle relaxants that you take before bed. Along with a nighttime mouthguard, your days of grinding and clenching can come to an end.
We Can Also Repair Damaged Teeth
If you have a long history of bruxism, you likely experience temperature sensitivity and possibly tooth pain due to the wearing away of enamel, which protects the sensitive inner portions of your teeth. We can restore your damaged teeth and help eliminate the long-term pain you may be feeling with our restorative dentistry services, including dental crowns.
Don’t let bruxism keep you from getting a good night’s sleep! If you think you might have a problem related to teeth grinding in New Orleans, call 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC at (504) 266-0664 for an appointment or schedule online. We’re located in Uptown New Orleans, not far from the Central Business District.