Night Guard Oral Appliances
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What are Night Guards?
Night guards are a specially designed mouth guard or dental appliance that helps patients stop damaging their teeth due to grinding or clenching their teeth while they are sleeping. Patients who begin using night guards commonly do so after they experience symptoms of waking up with headaches, jaw pain, and/or other types pain that cannot otherwise be traced to anything specific. These symptoms generally indicate that the individual has TMJ, TMD, or Bruxism. Generally, a person is not aware that they have this issue until a spouse or partner informs them of their nightly teeth grinding.
In addition to being a source of daily aggravation and discomfort, TMJ and TMD can also cause serious damage and eventual deterioration of your jawbone, as well as negatively affect your other teeth. In some case, these issues have even caused damage to an individual’s hearing. Fortunately, night guards have proven to be beneficial in addressing this issue and alleviating the symptoms that come with it.
At Brook West Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with the care and support they need. If you are scheduled to have this procedure and have any questions, please contact our staff to see if night guards are right for you. We are proud to provide one-of-a-kind personalized care that is tailored to your unique needs.
Benefits of Night Guards
There are a variety of reasons why wearing a night guard may be beneficial to you. One of the most obvious advantages is that doing so will prevent damage from occurring to your teeth and jaw, and will improve your overall oral health. Grinding and clenching can cause extreme damage that can be incredibly costly to repair. If a tooth becomes cracked or chipped due to grinding or clenching, there are different tooth replacement options available, including dental bonding, dental crowns, and veneers.
Clenching or grinding your teeth at night can create extreme discomfort and lead to headaches, jaw pain, or general mouth sensitivity. Night guards can bring a great deal of comfort and help keep your teeth and jaw safe while you are sleeping.
Finally, night guards can also be used to treat not only bruxism, but also TMJ/TMD.
High Quality Care You Can Trust
At Brook West Family Dentistry, we are committed to building positive, long-standing relationships with our patients. The way we achieve this is by using state of the art technologies, compassionate and carefully planned services, high-quality work, and personalized care that always places the needs of the individual client first. If you would like to meet our team, take a tour of our facilities, or discuss any questions you have concerning night guards and if they are right for you, please contact our staff, who will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Having night guards can make a remarkable difference in the lives of those with damaged teeth. Scheduling your appointment for night guards is your first step towards a confident, healthy smile. To begin your journey towards the perfect smile, please contact us to set up an appointment for night guards at (763) 561-2273.