If you are grinding and clenching while sleeping or you have TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), it can result in tooth damage and painful symptoms. Katy Dental Experts offer occlusal mouthguards to help you with your pain and to prevent teeth grinding and clenching while sleeping.
Bite guards and night guards are other names for occlusal guards. They are removable mouthguards that fit over the teeth and are worn while sleeping to prevent teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching.
People are often unaware that they clench or grind their teeth because it occurs primarily at night when they are not aware of their habits. When you clench or grind your teeth frequently, the enamel on your teeth begins to wear away. Your teeth will become shorter, and you will most likely experience increased tooth sensitivity as a result.
The force and pressure are absorbed with the help of a night guard to break up any grinding and clenching you may be doing unconsciously. These guards simply protect your teeth from bruxism-related damage and we have them custom-tailored to your mouth for maximum comfort while wearing them.
A bite guard not only protects your teeth but also helps to relieve pain and tension in your jaw muscles. This is accomplished by assisting in the raising of the bite and repositioning of the jaw to alleviate any symptoms and discomfort.
For restorative and cosmetic treatment plans, occlusal guards are critical considerations. Katy Dental Experts have a well-designed occlusal guard that can help restorations last longer and reduce the risk of bruxism-related occlusal disease in the future. Contact us now for your dental appointment to check if you need an occlusal guard.