Most people are unaware that they grind their teeth or carry tension in their jaws. Upon examining your teeth, Dr. Culler is able to notice signs of chipped or cracked teeth or worn or damaged spots on the edges of your teeth. Some common complaints we hear from patients are they might notice pain or tenderness in their jaw, which can even cause headaches or neck pain. Teeth grinding, also known as “bruxism,” can be caused by stress or anxiety, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or even temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
If this sounds like something you may be experiencing, have no fear. The fabrication of an occlusal guard, or nightguard, can help safeguard your teeth to protect them while you sleep. Using our intra-oral scanner, we begin by creating a digital impression of your teeth. Dr. Culler uses this to design your custom-made occlusal guard, ensuring a comfortable fit. We can then send this design to the 3-D printers in our in-office lab and fabricate your guard to be delivered within days.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have and get you scheduled. Give us a call to schedule your appointment.