If you’ve been told that you grind your teeth at night and want to take measures to protect the health of your teeth from the damage that may be caused by that habit, our dentists near you can provide you with a dental night guard in Chestnut Hill, MA with one-on-one patient care. Something that over-the-counter night guards can’t provide.
Even though the exact cause of bruxism (more commonly known as teeth grinding) is not fully known, the use of a nightguard can decrease potential damage that is done to your teeth as a result of the condition. Along with helping to protect the structural integrity of your teeth when using a nightguard, the dental appliance can also help reduce the pain of muscle contractions that often accompany bruxism.
In its more severe form, these contractions can result in a more serious condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), which manifests as noises in the jaw such as clicking or popping, headaches, pain in the temple area of your face, ear pain, and more. Although it can seem tempting to self-diagnose this condition and self-treat with an over-the-counter dental appliance, knowing which class of night guard is best suited for your treatment does require the opinion of a dentist near you like the team at Hammond Pond Dental Group.
For example, our dentists may recommend a full coverage night guard with a flat plane, a posterior only appliance, or any of the other classes of night guards available to treat bruxism and TMJ, but knowing which occlusal appliance classification will yield the maximum benefit for your condition does require an examination and treatment plan for best results.
Rather than spending time and money using nightguards that haven’t been designed with your condition or oral anatomy in mind, it’s easy to find the perfect fit when you make an appointment for a night guard in Chestnut Hill, MA from our multi-specialty dental care team. Use our convenient online booking tool to get started!