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Night Guards for TMJ Pain, Clenching, and Grinding

Posted on 6/6/2022 by Robert Leale
Night Guards for TMJ Pain, Clenching, and GrindingJaw discomfort and soreness, as well as fractures and damaged teeth, should be addressed if aberrant jaw flexing occurs. Night guards can be used to treat grinders, clenchers, and TMJ problems. A night guard is like a retainer because it covers your teeth. Retainers, on the other hand, are often constructed of thin acrylic. They give some limited enamel protection by preventing your teeth from rubbing together, but they don't prevent or cure TMJ symptoms.

What Night Guards Do

Doesn't it seem obvious? The sleep guard prevents the lower and upper teeth from coming into contact with each other, which reduces grinding and clenching and alleviates TMJ symptoms. But there's more to it than that. There are several sorts of night guards, each of which performs a specific job or problem in a unique way. Deprogrammers are guards that stop muscle spasms from producing grinding. Flat plane splints cover all of the teeth and are ideal for long-term usage as well as some joint capsule disorders. There are full-coverage splints with anterior guidance, which include a whole tray for the upper teeth and assist to guide the jaw into a healthy posture. Whatever your TMJ problem is, there is almost certainly a guard for it! Many patients report that night guards lessen a stiff neck, headaches, and cold sensitivity by interfering with their grinding.

How They Are Made

When we establish that the best treatment for your parafunctional habit is a night guard, we begin the manufacturing procedure. It just takes a few minutes to generate a model of your teeth and collect a few measurements. When we're finished, we'll take your models away, do some incredible magic, and voila! You return in a short time to ensure that everything fits exactly, and that's it! Don't allow TMJ discomfort to get the best of you! At your next consultation, please let us know if you suspect you are grinding or clenching your teeth. Using a guard may be a simple approach to safeguard your teeth while also relieving your discomfort. There are even more options for TMJ pain relief than you would believe.

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