What is an Occlusal Guard?
Do you wake up with jaw pain, sore teeth, and headaches? It may be because you suffer from night time clenching and grinding, also known as bruxism. Many people clench and grind their teeth at night and don’t realize it because the symptoms may be mild or associated with another condition. Generally, with regular dental visits, your dentist should be able to notice signs of bruxism and treat it before it can cause any major damage. One of the ways we treat bruxism at Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS is with an occlusal guard.
Symptoms of Bruxism
- Fractured teeth – Biting down and grinding puts a lot of pressure on the teeth ...