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Night Guards

If you habitually grind your teeth at night, you already know the associated problems that come along with it. Teeth grinding – also referred to as “bruxism” – causes everything from disrupted sleep to jaw pain to morning headaches and much more. Bruxism can also lead to (or develop as a result of) TMJ disorder, which is a condition where the temporomandibular joint becomes inflamed and irritated. That condition, in turn, leads to a host of other painful symptoms. If left untreated, teeth grinding can also wear down your natural teeth and/or do substantial damage to existing dental restorations, such as crowns, implants, and bridges. Fortunately, there are some very effective non-surgical methods to treat bruxism and TMJ disorder. One of the most common is the use of night guards, which are worn by patients while they’re asleep. Dr. Mobley treats her Austin, TX patients for both bruxism and TMJ disorder, and routinely fits patients with custom-made night guards.

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Important Information about Night Guards

Night guards are remarkable devices used for a variety of purposes. They are designed to protect the patient’s teeth and dental work from damage due to teeth grinding at night. Night guards also reduce the level of tension placed on the TMJ due to the patient clenching his or her jaw while asleep. Guards also help to open up the airway in the back of the patient’s throat, which can make breathing while asleep more effortless and reduce snoring. Generally speaking, most people who suffer from bruxism and/or TMJ disorder can benefit from wearing night guards while they sleep.

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