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Alex Mercado DDS | Midtown Sacramento Dentist

Alex J. Mercado DDS


Nightguards and Mouthgaurds

If you wake up with jaw pain or headaches, there is a good chance that you are clenching or grinding your teeth as you sleep. This is a common condition called “bruxism.” Often people don’t even know they have this condition because it happens during sleep. If bruxism is left untreated, it could lead to broken or cracked teeth and eventually even tooth loss. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Bruxism

Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when one is sleeping. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, or even tooth loss.

Luckily the treatment for bruxism is simple. A nightguard is the easiest way to prevent damage from long term grinding. The custom-made device fits either your top or bottom teeth to prevent direct contact when you bite down.   

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From routine cleanings to fillings and bruxism devices, Dr. Mercado is equipped to handle all your dental needs. Click below to browse our services.

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