Custom-made, comfortable nightguards for teeth grinding in Thibodaux, LA
If you find yourself waking up with a sore jaw, neck pain, headaches, or have teeth that are sensitive or unevenly worn, you may be one of the millions of Americans who clench and grind their teeth at night. Also called bruxism, this condition occurs in people of all ages and can either come and go in acute phases or occur chronically for months or years at a time. At Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux, LA, Dr. Nhu Le can help you determine whether you are clenching and grinding. And provide you with a custom-made nightguard for teeth grinding to help protect your teeth and eliminate your bruxism symptoms.
Why wear a nightguard?
If you have bruxism, getting a mouth guard for grinding teeth is an essential step towards alleviating any negative symptoms you may have due to the condition and protecting your teeth from damage. When you clench and grind your teeth, it places unnecessary force on your teeth and stresses your sensitive jaw joints, which can lead to issues such as:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Uneven wear and tear
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
- Tooth pain and sensitivity
- Jaw or neck pain
- Chronic headaches
- Poor quality sleep
A nightguard for teeth grinding reduces these stresses on your teeth, bone, and soft tissues to prevent you from suffering from painful and costly problems down the road.
Benefits of a custom-made nightguard
While you have likely seen over-the-counter nightguard options at your local grocery store or pharmacy, when it comes to comfort and protection, a custom-made nightguard is superior. We use professional-grade materials, and getting a nightguard is a simple two-step process. First, we take impressions of your mouth so that your nightguard can be custom made for a precise fit. Then, after it has been fabricated, you come back into the office, where we will check to make sure it fits well and feels comfortable. You only need to wear the nightguard while you sleep – it is discreet, portable, and convenient.
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