When you fail to act in response to an ongoing teeth grinding habit, you can find yourself seeing your dentist for serious restorative dental work. A teeth grinding habit, often referred to with the term bruxism, can tax your jaw joints, and cause wear and tear on your smile. The type of care you need can depend on how badly your issues with bruxism have harmed you. If you receive care from your dentist in time, you can effectively prevent any issues. Unfortunately, if you fail to respond in time, you could require cosmetic dental work, or even some degree of restorative dental care.
Cosmetic Dental Work
If your wear and tear only creates cosmetic dental issues, porcelain veneers may be your ideal response. Veneers will make your teeth look flawless, hiding signs of wear and tear as well as issues like misshapen teeth, discoloration, and spacing problems.
Placing A Crown On A Damaged Tooth
If you have a tooth that suffers serious chipping, or develops a crack, you may need a dental crown. That tooth will have to be treated by your dentist to make sure the crown fits properly. In cases where cracks in a tooth have formed, your dentist may need to perform a root canal treatment to protect you against a possible infection.
You Can Suffer Tooth Loss Because Of An Unaddressed Teeth Grinding Problem
It is possible to suffer dental damage that cannot be restored. In these cases, your dentist will only be able to help you by providing a tooth extraction. After this takes place, you can review your different options for replacing a lost tooth, or lost teeth.
Troubles Caused By Teeth Grinding? Let Pacific Hills Dental Know!
Stop a teeth grinding habit from leading to serious damage by setting an appointment at Pacific Hills Dental. You can count on preventive care to help address your issue, as well as care to address any issues that developed in the wake of this condition. To make an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402)330-2243. We are proud to treat patients in Omaha, NE, and all surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard.