Dr. Russell Cannon and our dental team are committed to taking care of all aspects of your dental and overall health. As part of this effort, we provide treatments for bruxism, a common condition that affects many of our patients. Bruxism is the involuntary grinding and clenching of your teeth, which often occurs at night. If left untreated, teeth grinding can eventually cause a number of dental complications, including:
- Sore jaw and facial muscles
- Very worn teeth
- Increased tooth pain and sensitivity
- Tooth fractures
To treat teeth grinding in Irvine, California, our dentist offers custom-made night guards. Night guards are made from a durable form of plastic and fit snugly over your teeth. The goal of a night guard is to prevent your teeth from touching and act as a barrier between the direct surfaces of your teeth. You can be assured that your night guard will be easy to wear and comfortable to sleep in. If you are experiencing jaw pain and headaches, especially in the morning, we invite you to contact our dental office today and schedule a time to come and talk with our team. We will discuss your treatment options and see what we can do to take care of your smile.