Night guards are a type of oral appliance used to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding. Our dentists create custom night guards to ensure that they fit comfortable and provide the best protect for your teeth and oral structures. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristen Langworthy and learn more about night guards in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, call Langworthy Family Dentistry today at 919-762-3239.
Bruxism can occur at any time, but is most common at night. If untreated, bruxism can cause a number of problems for your teeth and oral health, including:
- Chronic jaw, facial and ear pain
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Cracked, broken and fractured teeth
- Excessively worn teeth
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Waking with tired or tight feelings in the jaw
- Increased risk of TMJ disorders and other dental conditions
- Indentations in the tongue
Night guards fit over your teeth to create a barrier between your upper and lower dental arch. This prevents the teeth from touching and halts the damage caused by bruxism to your teeth. Once your bruxism is brought under control, our dentists will be able to provide you with further restorative treatments to repair the damage and give you back a healthy, functional and beautiful smile.
For more information about night guards and to schedule a consultation with our caring dentists, call our office today.