If you suffer from the painful side effects of teeth grinding (bruxism), we can provide you with a night guard to help reduce and possibly eliminate your discomfort. Our dentists at McElroy Smiles By Design have successfully helped many patients with teeth grinding near Carlsbad, CA.
A night guard is a bite splint that you wear when you go to bed. It fits over your teeth like an athletic mouth guard, but it is made of a much stronger material to withstand the strong force of your clenching jaw at night. Unlike an athletic mouth guard, a night guard is precision-fitted and specially shaped to control the way your upper and lower teeth close together.
Your night guard relieves the pressure on your vulnerable teeth, preventing them from being worn down, cracked, or damaged. It also creates a comfortable barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing tooth grinding damage.
If you suffer from headaches or facial pain due to teeth grinding, a night guard can help! This type of pain is often caused by the overuse of and strain on your facial muscles that occurs from teeth clenching or grinding. Wearing your night guard to sleep can lessen muscle activity in your jaw, which lessens the muscle strain that causes pain. Most of our patients report that their headaches and pain were significantly reduced or even fully eliminated after using our custom-made night guards.
If you would like to learn more about teeth grinding treatment to eliminate discomfort, call 760.621.7303 and schedule an appointment. To learn about our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam, click here. We look forward to meeting you!
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