Do you wake up with a sore, tired jaw? Do you suffer from frequent tension headaches or migraines? If you answered yes to these questions, you may suffer from bruxism. Bruxism is grinding and clenching of the teeth, and it often occurs during sleep, leaving many patients unaware that they grind and clench their teeth. Bruxism can cause several serious, painful symptoms, including:

  • Jaw and facial pain
  • Ear pain and ringing in the ears
  • Frequent tension headaches and migraines
  • Tired jaw muscles
  • Flattened, very worn, cracked, and chipped teeth
  • Worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth
  • Indentations on the side of the tongue

At Kizer Dental Associates, we provide custom night guards in Germantown, Tennessee to treat bruxism. The night guard fits over your teeth and is typically worn only at night, preventing teeth grinding and clenching while you sleep. Dr. Kizer and Dr. Smith, our skilled dentists, will ensure that your night guard fits comfortably so you can sleep peacefully through the night. If you believe that you may suffer from bruxism, we urge you to contact us today to learn more about how a night guard can improve your oral health.