Occlusal Night Guards & Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
If you or someone you know experiences tooth, jaw or facial pain it may be due to the effects of bruxism, more commonly known as grinding or clenching your teeth.
Symptoms of Bruxism
Mild to severe tooth wear; headache; cracked teeth; limited ability to open the mouth wide; clicking, popping or grating sounds upon opening and closing the mouth; jaw getting "stuck" or "locked"; an uncomfortable feeling that the upper and lower teeth do not fit together properly; earaches; or teeth that are "notched" at the gum line.
A Solution Specifically Tailored for Maximum Success and Comfort
Custom fabricated nightguards are easy-to-use appliances that fit over the biting surfaces of your teeth, protecting them from damage. Though over-the-counter nightguards are available, they are generally ill-fitting, uncomfortable and may not protect your teeth from the perils of grinding! To perform properly and be effective, nightguards must fit well, be comfortable and be finely adjusted to your individual bite. Recognizing this essential client need, Dr. Bell provides tailored nightguards that desirably yield unbeaten results.
Relief With One Visit
It takes one visit with Dr. Bell to determine if you require a custom nightguard. During your visit he will thoroughly check the health of your jaw joints, muscles and closely evaluate your teeth for signs of excessive wear.