Occlusal Night Guards

If you or someone you know experiences severe tooth, jaw or facial muscle pain, it may be from the effect of grinding or clenching your teeth. An effective solution, night guards offset the wearing down of your teeth. A night guard is a proactive step to protect your existing healthy teeth. A clear, thin removable device, your custom-made splint is worn over your lower or upper teeth as you sleep. Although it will feel like a mouthful, you’ll get used to the feeling within a week. Studies suggest those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal tooth wear per day compared to those who do not.

Occlusal Night GuardsOver 50 million Americans annually have headaches so severe that they seek medical help. Most of these people state that their head pain is a disruptive force in their daily lives. The majority of these patients suffer from neuromuscular problems with the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a group of separate but related disorders of the temporomandibular joint and all the associated muscles and ligaments, nerves, etc. After a thorough examination, we will recommend which type of TMJ treatment is needed for your condition. A night guard alleviates the majority of TMJ pain.