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Teeth Grinding Treatment

The team at Smiles in Currambine provides a full suite of services to meet your family’s needs. Teeth grinding is a nighttime habit that can strike at any age. Many people are unaware that they grind their teeth at night until a partner tells them that they do. Or we may see signs of it at your regular checkups and inform you.

That’s just one of the many reasons it’s important to keep your biyearly appointments with us. If we see any symptoms that indicate you may be grinding your teeth, we’ll inform you immediately and make recommendations on how to protect your oral health.

Are You a Grinder?

Since grinding happens when you’re asleep, you may wonder how you’re supposed to know if you’re doing it. The common signs of teeth grinding include:
Woman waking up with jaw pain

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Popping and cracking in the jaw
  • Ear pain
  • Facial pain
  • Frequent and severe headaches, particularly upon waking
  • Jaw pain
  • Worn-down teeth

You may think that it’s okay to ignore the problem. An over-the-counter medication can mask your pain enough to get on with your day. There are, however, serious implications of not treating your teeth grinding. Eventually, you’ll wear down the enamel of your teeth and your teeth will subsequently break. Your jaw joint, which is under a tremendous amount of stress when you grind, will start to dysfunction.

A Simple Solution to Protect Your Teeth

A splint looks similar to a mouth guard for sport. It is created just for you based on impressions that we’ll take in our clinic. Once this information is gathered, we can send it off to our local laboratory. There, your splint will be custom-fabricated to fit you. When it’s completed, the lab will send it back to us. You can pick it up and start wearing it straightaway.

You will find that our professional-grade splints are comfortable, fit you snugly and allow you to sleep without interruption from teeth grinding. It may take you a few nights to get used to the feel of your splint. It can be cleaned easily with your toothbrush to make sure it stays fresh.

Preserve Your Beautiful Smile For Life

Do you suspect that you might be grinding your teeth at night? We can provide the treatment you need to be free from the headaches and pain that accompany teeth grinding Currambine. Contact our friendly team today to discuss your issue or to book your consultation with us! We have Saturday and same-day appointments available for your convenience.

CONTACT US


Teeth Grinding Treatment Currambine, Kinross, Iluka, Burns Beach WA | (08) 9305 4888