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Sleep Bruxism Fort Mill, SC
Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy

Waking up with a headache, sore jaw, or neck pain can cause just about anyone to start off the day on the wrong foot. However, starting the day off this way morning after morning can indicate that a sneaky culprit is involved. Bruxism is the involuntary grinding of the teeth at night due to the clenching of the jaw. Sleep bruxism is typically considered to be the most harmful type of bruxism because of a person not being aware that s/he is actually clenching the jaw or grinding his or her teeth. They type of behavior is referred to by dentists as a Para functional habit – meaning that a certain part of the body (in this case, the jaw) is being used in a manner different from what is considered its normal function. At Gold Hill Dentistry, we offer patients solutions to breaking the habit of sleep bruxism.

Patients who continually wake with discomfort in the jaw should seek help from a dental professional. There are often telltale signs of damage left on the teeth that make bruxism easy to diagnose. There is also an incredibly reliable way to diagnose sleep bruxism when signs on the teeth are not easily spotted with the use of electromyography measurements. This is a test that picks up on the amount of facial movements made while a person is sleeping.

The most common form of treatment for sleep bruxism is the use of dental guards or splints worn at night to protect the teeth and muscles of the mouth from grinding that takes place. For those with bruxism that is caused by improper alignment of the teeth, Invisalign aligners can gradually align the teeth and prevent bruxism.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are here as a comprehensive dental practice to ensure that our patients achieve optimal oral health. If you are suffering from the effects of sleep bruxism contact our office today to schedule an appointment to start your journey to a better night’s rest and a good morning.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466