If you always wake up with a headache, pain in your teeth or a sore jaw, then you should consider visiting our experts at Reich Dental Center since you might be suffering from bruxism. This is a condition that affects many adults, and we have experts in our offices who can assist you if you are suffering from that condition.
There are various ways to deal with the effects of this medical condition. One of these, which our dentists recommend to some of our patients, is to use a night mouthguard. This is a device that you can wear as you sleep, and it will assist you in managing the effects of bruxism.
When you visit our offices for a consultation, our dentists will guide you through the process of getting the best night mouthguard. You can get a night mouthguard from different places, including your local pharmacy, but our dentists recommend custom made mouthguards because they are more comfortable and more effective.
We usually produce these mouthguards in our laboratory after we have taken an impression of your teeth. It’s important to note that our night mouthguards are of superior quality, and will give you a better and proper fitting. In addition, these mouthguards are a bit costlier than over-the-counter night mouthguards, but they are durable and more comfortable when worn.
A night mouthguard will serve one purpose – they prevent your teeth from grinding together as you sleep. They do this by creating a barrier between your teeth and helping make sure that your teeth are separated. Thus, they will protect your teeth from cracking and chipping, and also prevent your jaw muscles from straining as a result of teeth grinding.
What Will Happen If You Fail to Get A Night Mouthguard?
It’s important to note that bruxism can wear down your teeth, and if you fail to wear a mouthguard when you sleep, the condition can destroy your tooth enamel, thus causing your teeth to crack or chip. If your enamel is damaged, we cannot replace it – but we can repair it.
Also, as we highlighted earlier, bruxism can cause a condition known as TMJ. This can cause severe pain to your neck, face, and jaw. Since bruxism is an unintentional habit, we always advise our patients to wear a night mouthguard as they sleep in order to keep their teeth separated.
Besides, some night mouthguards, known as oral appliances, are designed to help with a condition known as sleep apnea. This is a condition that causes the patient to keep on waking at night because they temporarily stop breathing. These appliances are also able to help our patients that have problems with loud snoring. This is often a godsend for the patient’s partner as well as for the patient.
For more information about night mouthguards, please contact us at Reich Dental Center at (770) 742-8454 and our experts will be more than willing to give you the necessary assistance. Our team of friendly professionals is always looking forward to taking your call.