What can Nightguards do for you?
If you or someone you know experiences severe tooth, jaw or facial muscle pain, it may be from the effect of grinding or clenching your teeth. An effective solution, night guards offset the wearing down of your teeth. A night guard is a proactive step to protect your existing healthy teeth. A clear, thin removable device, your custom-made splint is worn over your lower or upper teeth as you sleep. Although it will feel like a mouthful, you’ll get used to the feeling within a week. Studies suggest those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal tooth wear per day compared to those who do not.
Over 50 million Americans annually have headaches so severe that they seek medical help. Most of these people state that their head pain is a disruptive force in their daily lives. The majority of these patients suffer from neuromuscular problems with the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a group of separate but related disorders of the temporomandibular joint and all the associated muscles and ligaments, nerves, etc. After a thorough examination, we will recommend which type of TMJ treatment is needed for your condition. A night guard alleviates the majority of TMJ pain. We here at Albuquerque Delicate Dentistry offer two types of nightguards that we fabricate in-house. Acrylic (Dual Laminate) Custom Night Guard which is soft inside the guard and hard acrylic material outside the guard. We also make soft EVA mouthguards which is soft inside and outside. Dr. Delic and you can determine which of the two may be best for you.