Nightguard for Bruxism – Teeth Grinding
If you find that you are constantly waking up with a headache, tooth pain or a sore jaw, it is possible that your teeth are responsible. These symptoms can be caused by a condition called Bruxism, or teeth grinding, and can be relatively common among adults.
When it comes to treating teeth grinding, one of the most common general dentistry treatment is a nightguard. Nightguards are a type of dental appliance that is most often worn while you are asleep, just like the name suggests. Nightguards are shaped specifically to your teeth, and they can help alleviate teeth grinding symptoms.
We take an impression of your teeth and create a nightguard which perfectly fits the shape of your mouth so that you do not feel discomfort while you sleep. The nightguard prevents the top and bottom teeth from grinding together. When you grind your teeth, they will begin to wear down. The constant grinding motion will also put a strain on your jaw, which is why people who suffer from Bruxism often wake up in pain.
Pharmacy Bought Vs Dental Nightguard
You can purchase nightguards over the counter at your local pharmacy. However, these devices are “one size fits all” and can exacerbate the condition. Patients who have purchased these nightguards have reported increased pain and stiffness in the jaws, which has resulted in the abandonment of the nightguard as a treatment.
When you visit Embrace Dental Care for Bruxism treatment, there are several advantages. Purchasing a nightguard does not address any underlying issues. We will carry out a comprehensive exam, including taking x-rays, images, and imprints of your teeth. This will allow us to determine if there are any treatable conditions which are causing you to grind your teeth. Additionally, imprints of your teeth will allow us to have a nightguard made which is specifically tailored to your teeth.
To receive relief from grinding your teeth, contact Embrace Dental Care today to schedule your appointment. We will fully investigate your condition and provide you with effective treatments, including nightguards.