Do you need help managing the symptoms of bruxism? You’re not alone! It’s a common problem that many people face. Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take to help stop grinding teeth at night and avoid issues with headaches, tooth damage, and sleeplessness. Dr. Tripthi Shetty from Modern Dental Studio, East Brunswick, offers the following helpful solutions to nighttime bruxism.
First, it’s important to understand what bruxism is and why it’s essential to deal with its symptoms. Bruxism is the habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, often at night while you sleep. Grinding your teeth while you sleep can lead to dental and health issues ranging from tooth damage to chronic headaches, jaw pain, and loss of quality sleep. The good news is that you don’t have to simply live with bruxism. Here are a few ways to find relief.
If you’re struggling with nighttime bruxism, our dentists recommend the following solutions:
Sleep test to find out the root cause for grinding after which we design the appliance depending on your sleep result.
Without the sleep test it’s difficult to give the right appliance and regular night guards are just bandaids to an underlying issue.
Consult with Dr Shetty if you grind your teeth or have TMJ issues
If you are seeking a dentist who is trained and certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), then consider working with Dr. Tripthi Shetty and her team at Modern Dental Studio of East Brunswick, New Jersey. She can evaluate you for conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and provide reliable solutions. In addition, she is SMART certified and has completed the education required by the IAOMT, ensuring the safe removal and replacement of silver amalgam fillings in the smile.