Sleep disorders often go unnoticed. Some of the prominent ones are sleep apnea, bruxism, snoring, etc. Noticing the onset of such conditions and getting suitable treatment at the earliest would help to keep their severity to a minimum.
What is a night guard?
Bruxism is a sleep disorder where the patient subconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth while asleep. It often leads to inflammation of the TMJ and severe wear of the teeth, and if the disorder isn't treated for a long time, it can result in more severe symptoms. A simple yet effective means to avoid this is using a nightguard.
A night guard is an oral appliance that prevents the teeth from either jaw from coming in contact with each other. It is made from dental-grade plastic that doesn't have any adverse reactions to the tissues of the mouth (teeth or gums). Also, the night guard reduces the stress applied on the TMJ, which helps to provide relief from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.
Why should you consider a customized night guard?
Patients who suffer from bruxism may think about getting a boil-and-bite mouthguard from their local pharmacy. But, such mouthguards would be a one-size-fits-all type and wouldn't offer the perfect fit. It can lead to pain and discomfort in the teeth and jaws, and using it for a prolonged period can negatively affect the alignment of the teeth, lead to inflammation of the gums, and pain in the TMJ.
Hence, we recommend getting a personalized nightguard that would offer a perfect fit and would be worth every penny spent. The level of comfort and protection it provides is seamless and is sure to impress you.
Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at (408) 730-2475, and we'll guide you further.