Night Guards in Manteca CA
If you often wake in the morning with pain in your head, jaw, or find that you experience chronic headaches, a night guard might solve your problem. Make an appointment to speak with Dr. Damle, so she can ask you questions about your symptoms. If you are experiencing bruxism, or a TMJ disorder, a night guard may help you move through your days with greatly reduced discomfort, simply by wearing an oral appliance.
What Are Night Guards?
A night guard is a custom-fitted oral appliance that you wear while you sleep. They are typically made of silicone or a soft material for comfortable wear. Dr. Damle and our team will take impressions of your top and bottom teeth to begin the process of designing your night guard. We will send your impressions to a dental lab, where a master technician will create a guard that fits your teeth perfectly. The night guard consists of a single piece, which offers thin cushioning between your top and bottom teeth. This gentle separation prevents you from clenching or grinding your teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Night Guards?
If you suffer from teeth grinding or clenching, a night guard provides a valuable set of benefits that are both obvious and not so apparent. Your main complaint is likely the discomfort associated with bruxism or TMJ issues. However, these conditions can negatively affect your life in a wide variety of ways. Consider the many benefits of night guards if you are deciding whether this orthodontic treatment is right for you:
- They prevent the strain on your jaw joint that contributes to TMJ
- Night guards stop the wearing down of your teeth’s enamel and raised points, called cusps, which help you tear and chew your food
- They may reduce or stop discomfort associated with bruxism, such as gum irritation, tooth pain, and jaw pain
- Night guards stop the grinding noise that you may make unconsciously. This annoying sound may wake up your significant other, resulting in poor nightly sleep.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you know you grind or clench your teeth, or if you experience symptoms common to a tight jaw, you are a good candidate for night guards. Through a discussion with Dr. Damle and our team, we will determine whether this oral appliance is the best option for improving your oral health and comfort.
Schedule an Appointment!
At Aura Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental services alongside compassionate care. Whether you need general care, restorative services, or cosmetic improvements, we look forward to assisting you in reaching your smile goals. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damle. Call or email our office located in Manteca, California. We are accepting new patients of all ages, including children, and proudly serve members of Manteca and surrounding communities.
Summary: Allow our team at Aura Family Dentistry to fit you for a sleep guard, so you can avoid the uncomfortable symptoms that accompany a night of teeth grinding and clenching.