Rock Creek Dental provides night guards to treat bruxism, TMJ disorders and other related teeth and jaw problems. Night guards are a type of custom oral appliance worn while asleep, and work to protect your teeth from sustaining further damage so that you can begin restoring your smile and oral health.
Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) can be difficult to diagnose because it usually occurs while asleep. Common signs of bruxism include:
- Chronic jaw pain
- Facial and ear pain
- Tired and tight feelings in the jaw upon waking
- Frequent headaches and migraines, especially in the morning
- Excessively worn tooth enamel
- Chipped, flattened, cracked or very worn teeth
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Gum recession
Night guards are custom-designed to fit over your teeth perfectly in order to prevent the teeth in the upper and lower dental arches from touching. This prevents further damage from occurring, and allows our dentists to determine the severity of the damage and develop an appropriate treatment plan to help you regain your oral health and smile. Your night guards are designed to be both comfortable and effective.
For more information about the benefits of night guards in Red Lodge, Montana, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kelly Reynolds, Dr. David Sterzer or Dr. Kelsey Fraser, please contact Rock Creek Dental today at 406-662-0272.