If you’ve been experiencing dental sensitivity or jaw pain, Alliance Dental Care in Fort Worth, TX top-notch dentist Dr. Robert Karr can find out if it’s due to grinding your teeth. You may be thinking, “I don’t grind my teeth.” But you very well could be without even knowing it. Teeth grinding during sleep is a common disorder known as bruxism.
Bruxism causes you to grind your teeth at night, which can lead to a variety of issues including:
- Stress on your jaw, which can cause headaches and persistent jaw pain
- Wearing of your teeth’s enamel, making them more sensitive to hot or cold food and drinks
- Tooth decay due to damage of your teeth’s enamel
Dr. Robert Karr and our Alliance Dental Care staff can help if you suspect you’re suffering from bruxism. We offer free consultations at our Fort Worth, TX dentist office, so call 817-985-3077 today!
A Night Guard Can Be A Mighty Force
If he determines you suffer from bruxism, top Fort Worth, TX dentist Dr. Robert Karr will create a customized night guard for you, also known as an “occlusal” guard. This guard will help in a variety of ways, including:
- Separating your teeth so grinding is no longer an issue
- Correcting your bite to improve your overall oral health
- Helping your jaw relax to prevent pain
The mouthguards you find in drugstores or supermarkets don’t even compare to the guard Dr. Robert Karr will make for you. Over-the-counter mouthguards frequently promise great results and customization. The truth is you need Dr. Karr to examine your mouth to make sure the guard will properly do its job AND to ensure it fits comfortably in your mouth to prevent further issues!
Alliance Dental Care in Fort Worth, TX is a warm and welcoming place that you’ll always be happy to visit. If you’re nervous to visit a dentist office, we’ll make every effort to ensure you’re free of stress and enjoy the most beneficial results.