About Professional Night Guards
Teeth grinding at night, also known as bruxism, is a common issue that affects many men and women. While the most recognizable indicator is the deterioration of teeth enamel, nocturnal bruxism can also create headaches, tooth pain, inflammation, and discomfort in your jaw and neck. To protect your mouth against the effects of teeth grinding, we provide customized night guards that protect your mouth while you rest. Custom night guards are made from high-quality materials that comfortably fit in your mouth and help improve the quality of your sleep by diminishing jaw clenching and teeth grinding. To hear more about custom night guards at Complete Family Dentistry, please schedule an appointment at our Wellsboro, PA facility.
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Do You Need A Night Guard?
Several side effects can indicate that you grind your teeth or clench your jaw at night. Signs might include:
- Waking up with pain in your jaw
- Experiencing frequent headaches
- Swelling in your lower face
- Receding gumline
- Noticing loose fillings or chipped teeth
- Having tooth sensitivity
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching at night often happen because of stress. They may also occur because of misaligned teeth, allergies, a sleep disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder (called TMD). After determining the underlying cause for your bruxism, we may combine your night guard with other treatments for more effective results.
What to Expect
After diagnosing bruxism, a member of our team will take impressions and digital x-rays to develop your custom night guard. Next, the information is sent to our on-site dental lab. Without having to go to another specialist, we can create your night guard at our on-site laboratory. Here, we will make it with high-quality materials. After your night guard is ready, you will need to come in for the fitting. During this appointment, we might make small adjustments so your guard fits properly and comfortably. Our team can provide information about caring for your night guard to help it last a long time.
For maximum night guard efficiency, you need to wear it every night. Your night guard will reduce or alleviate the discomfort and dental problems caused by bruxism. If it does not, please call our team, and we can look for other issues or try other treatments. To ensure your night guard lasts a long time and for a healthy mouth, you should properly clean your mouth and night guard before and following each use. In the future, please bring your night guard to all future appointments, exams, and cleanings. This will allow us to make adjustments or repairs.
Learn More About Custom Night Guards
Teeth grinding can lead to discomfort and pain in a variety of ways. Night guards are a great option to reduce the discomfort caused by nocturnal bruxism and jaw clenching. Customized night guards from Complete Family Dentistry can also improve your overall oral health and prevent future issues. If you think night guards may be a good solution or want to learn more, please contact our team in Wellsboro, PA and schedule an appointment.