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Teeth Grinding Mouth Guard Decatur GA

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, effects millions of patients. Usually occurring during sleep, bruxism often can often go undiagnosed. Left untreated (no mouth guard) chronic teeth grinding can damage the jaw and teeth and cause chronic, sometimes debilitating headaches and facial pain. Decatur, GA dentist Dr. Gary Simms, DDS provides treatment for teeth grinding and clenching to prevent damage to your oral health.

Symptoms of Teeth Grinding
Worn teeth
Broken or chipped teeth
Persistent sensitive teeth
Pain or tightness in the jaw joints or jaw muscles
Chronic headaches
Earache and/or facial pain
Damaged tissue on the inside of your cheek

What Causes Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding is commonly a symptom of stress related issues. Patients frequently grind their teeth during sleep or clench their jaw in times of high pressure or stress. Teeth grinding may also be caused by a misalignment of the teeth or bite or TMD.

Treatment for Teeth Grinding
Dr. Gary Simms, DDS has undergone extensive training for bite alignment and is a fully licensed dentist in Georgia. His Metro Decatur Dental Group PC team provides personalized treatment planning for patients suffering from the side effects of teeth grinding. Through restorative procedures, Dr. Gary Simms, DDS can bring stability to the bite and prevent further damage to the teeth and jaw.

Dr. Gary Simms, DDS uses a combination of behavioral therapy and oral sleep appliances to keep the jaw in alignment and protect the teeth during sleep. Many patients find that oral sleep appliances begin to relieve their jaw and facial pain almost immediately after they begin to use it. Worn at night, the sleep device is much like a sports mouth guard. The device pushes the lower jaw forward to keep the teeth from grinding.

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    Metro Decatur Dental Group PC IconMetro Decatur Dental Group PC

    4570 Memorial Drive STE D, Decatur

    4.1 53 reviews

    • Avatar Sam Diwan ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      This Dental Practice is a hidden gem. The staff are so attentive and have a compassionate and kind demeanor. I wish i had gone here before. They are soldiers, at risk everyday during COVID, doing a terrific job. The have a natural camaraderie, … More and work cohesively. I look forward to going back. Thank You for settling me in an taking are of me.
    • Avatar Lawanda Ferguson ★★★★★ a year ago
      As a manager that has worked with Dr.Simms for over 14yrs I value my position as an Office Manager to ensure great customer service and patient education that our patients deserve. When that is not exemplified from my front office staff … More changes must be made. As with any job expectations are required and when it becomes clear that those expectations are ignored then the proper changes are taken to protect the company and our brand! I can ensure you that now that we have made changes to our front office staff you will be greeted with a pleasant smile and a warm welcome as you come through the door. Please feel free to come into our office to experience the changes we have made to ensure a pleasant visit.
    • Avatar Tamika Ellis ★★★★★ a year ago
      Lawanda is the best next to Dr. Simms!!! Very friendly and makes sure you have everything you need before and after service! Glad I found a place that works for me after my other dentist retired!
    • Avatar Roxanne Martin ★★★★★ a year ago
      The staff were friendly. They were surprisingly on time for my appointment. The offices were immaculately clean. Professional and knowledgeable service.

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    James Harvey
    James Harvey
    4 hours ago
    it's just a great place to start your mouth (teeth) in a great way . Thank you all.
    Robert Lee Benet
    Robert Lee Benet
    15 hours ago
    Gary and his staff are very warm and nurturing...they make you feel comfortable during procedures.

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    • Avatar Fredda H. ★★★★★ 8 hours ago
      I love this place. The employees are awesome. They make you feel comfortable and the dentist does a great job.