A nightguard is a simple and effective way to protect your teeth from the harmful effects of teeth grinding. Like mouth guards and other dental guards, nightguards are devices worn over the teeth at night. Besides preventing soft and hard tissue damage, custom nightguards can help curb Bruxism and give you a better night’s sleep.
Teeth Grinding and Clenching
Nightguards can significantly reduce the amount of wear and tear on your teeth. Over time, properly fitted night guards can help with misaligned teeth and can help to prevent:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Worn down tooth enamel
- Tooth loss
- Muscle strain
- Jaw or neck pain
- TMJ Disorder (temporomandibular joint disorder)
- Sleep apnea
If you are experiencing any of these problems, it is essential to see a dentist right away. In addition to custom nightguards, your dentist may recommend other treatments to help protect your teeth from the damaging effects of upper and lower teeth grinding and clenching.
Prevent Dental Issues and Jaw Pain with a Night Guard
If you think you may be grinding or clenching your teeth at night, the first step is to schedule a consultation. There are many Platinum Dental Group locations across New Jersey. We will ask about your symptoms and perform a physical examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw. We may also take digital x-rays.
Once we have solidified a diagnosis, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. In most cases, this will involve the use of a custom nightguard. This appliance will be made from impressions of your teeth and gums and fit snugly over your teeth.
It is essential to wear your nightguard as directed to get the maximum benefit from this treatment. Additional treatments may be recommended to address your specific needs.
Periodontal Treatment in New Jersey
No matter what stage of periodontal disease you are in, Platinum Dental Group can create a customized treatment plan to restore your periodontal health and prevent gum disease. Our goal is to complete the periodontal therapy treatments and teach our patients about good oral hygiene to help get their oral health back on track.
We have several locations across New Jersey, so contact a location near you to learn more about our periodontal treatments or schedule an appointment.