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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines nightguards as “resilient device or appliance placed inside the mouth to reduce oral injuries, particularly to teeth and surrounding structures.” Clenching and grinding of the teeth can severely damage the tooth enamel, causing weakening of the tooth that could potentially contribute to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) or bruxism.
The best mechanism for combating teeth grinding or clenching are custom nightguards for bruxism in Chicago, IL. During your dental examination, Dr. Patel will access the health of your jaw and teeth to determine if a nightguard is the best option for you. Once the recommendation has been made, impressions of your teeth will be taken and fabricated into a long-lasting nightguard.
If you suffer from bruxism or any issues with grinding or clenching of your teeth, you know you need treatment. After all, if this issue continues, it can lead to a number of problems with your mouth and jaw and may even lead to headaches and severe jaw pain.
The good news is, with teeth grinding and clenching treatment by Pure Dental Spa, this is no longer something you have to be concerned with. Our team will evaluate your condition and determine the best course of action. In most cases, you will receive a dental nightguard to help prevent this bad habit.
Patients who are recommended nightguards often find themselves debating whether they should get it custom made or from a store. When you purchase a mouth guard at a store, it is not custom designed to fit your mouth. This could mean it may be a bit too large or too small. In either case, it isn’t going to provide the same level of protection our custom nightguards will. You wouldn’t buy shoes that are a size too large or too small, so why not take the same measures when it comes to your teeth!