When patients in the area of Van Nuys are dealing with clenching and grinding of the teeth, they are encouraged to speak to a dentist in the community to learn about bruxism and how it can be treated.
Drs. Gohar Hovsepyan and Karen Baghdasaryan are dentists at Viva Smile who work with patients regularly who have been diagnosed with bruxism. Bruxism is the condition characterized by excessive clenching and grinding of the teeth. This unconscious behavior is often seen at night when patients are sleeping, making it incredibly difficult to stop. The clenching and grinding wears down the tooth enamel which can lead to sensitivity when patients eat and drink their favorite foods and beverages. Instead, patients have the option to protect their teeth with oral appliance therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy for Teeth Grinding
An oral appliance is a special device that is similar to a mouth guard and is made of high quality plastics. The device fits over the dental arch and offers a layer of protection for the teeth and gums. When patients clench and grind their teeth in their sleep, the plastic mouth guard will absorb the tension and reduce the chances of breaking or damaging the natural tooth enamel.
Many patients love oral appliance therapy because it addresses the primary issue: damage to the natural teeth. Additionally, because the appliance absorbs the tension, it can also keep patients from experiencing muscle and jaw pain that is often seen with bruxism patients. Instead of using pain medication and spending money repairing the natural teeth, oral appliance therapy offers an affordable and effective alternative for patients to consider.
Are you interested in learning more about bruxism and the problems it can cause?
Are you ready to discuss possible treatment to protect your smile? Now is a great time to connect with Drs. Gohar Hovsepyan and Karen Baghdasaryan and schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation. The practice is located at 15333 Sherman Way, Suite M and can be reached by phone at (818) 909-0200.
Location: 15333 Sherman Way Suite M Van Nuys, CA 91406