Prevent damage from clenching & grinding
Clenching and grinding teeth, a condition known as bruxism, can cause severe wear and damage to teeth. Often, bruxers grind during sleep, so they are completely unaware of their problem. Some patients grind or clench teeth because of a misaligned bite, and in others, bruxism is stress induced.
General dentist Dr. Thor can determine whether bruxism is damaging your smile, then he will offer functional therapy with an oral appliance. Wear your comfortable, custom-fit bruxism appliance while you sleep to avoid unconsciously harming your strong, beautiful smile.
Dr. Thor prefers to treat bite misalignments and bruxism before performing dental work to ensure longevity of his repairs. If you suffer from inexplicable tooth wear, an uncomfortable bite, or grinding and clenching your teeth, call Stoughton dentist Dr. Thor today. Our convenient office serves patients in the Madison, Edgerton, Evansville, McFarland, Oregon, Janesville, and South Central Wisconsin area, as well.