Custom Oral Appliances to Improve Your Oral Health
Effective Treatment for bruxism and TMJ
Customized Treatment Plan for Optimal Results
If you have habit of grinding or clenching your teeth (bruxism), Dr. Lauren Wilburn may recommend one of several oral appliances as part of your treatment plan. We treat bruxism in Columbia, TN, using proven modalities and methods that help to relieve stress and tension in the jaw. Whether you are suffering from the effects of TMJ or have sleep apnea, we are here to help!
How Bruxism Affects Your Oral Health
Grinding or clenching your teeth puts unnecessary stress on certain teeth as you go about your day. Whether you have a habit of grinding your teeth at night or you clench your teeth when you are stressed during the day, you are putting your oral health at risk. This excessive pressure on the teeth can wear down the tooth enamel and fracture the tooth. Over time, you may notice that your teeth start to shift or become loose. We may fit you with one of our custom oral appliances to help break the habit.
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Benefits of Sports Mouth Guards
Sports mouth guards are valuable to protect the teeth when patients are playing contact sports. They reduce the risk of breaking or knocking out teeth as well as provide protection to the jaw joint.
Benefits of a Night Guard
We may fit you with a night guard if we see obvious signs of teeth grinding at night. Many patients wear down their teeth while sleeping without even knowing it. The night guard protects your teeth from damage by absorbing forces caused by the constant movement of the jaw while sleeping.
Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
We can also help patients suffering from sleep apnea with customized oral appliances that help keep the airway open when sleeping.
Learn more about oral appliances and the treatment for bruxism in Columbia, TN, by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Wilburn today.