Nightguard / Occlusal Splint
A common issue seen amongst various patients who come into our Timeless Smiles clinic is that they struggle with teeth grinding. While there are many reasons why your teeth may become impacted or deteriorate over time, teeth grinding due to a dental concern, anxiety, or disorder such as TMJ can heavily affect your teeth, jaws, and gums. While teeth grinding or bruxism can be a complicated issue to deal with, our team at Timeless Smiles provide patients with high-quality nightguards or occlusion splints to transform the functionality of your teeth and protect your set from excessive grinding.
Teeth Grinding And Bruxism
Teeth grinding or bruxism is a common condition where a person clenches or grinds their teeth. Clenching usually occurs during the day, whereas people are more likely to grind their teeth during their sleep at night.
The cause of this issue is not very clear as the source can be attributed to a range of factors, including a busy lifestyle, stress, breathing-related disorders, and obstructive sleep apnoea. However, the adverse effects of grinding and clenching your teeth remain the same. This consists of significant wear of the teeth, muscle and jaw joint tenderness, headache and neck pain, the fracture of weaker teeth, and more. Additionally, bruxism can affect all age groups, including teenagers, adults, and the elderly. Hence, before the issues become uncontrollable, you will need dental assistance from a professional dental clinic, such as Timeless Smiles.
What Is A Nightguard?
A nightguard or occlusal splint is a custom-made and removable dental appliance that protects the teeth from unnecessary and insistent teeth grinding. A nightguard is designed to help shield your teeth, jaw, and muscles from overuse, wear, and damage.
An occlusalsplint is intended to be worn at night as this is when most people tend to grind their teeth excessively. Additionally, if you struggle with a dental issue, such as temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ) or severe pain in your jaw, then you may be advised to start wearing a nightguard while you sleep. A nightguard will help relieve the stress and strain placed on your muscles and jaw joints. Hence, occlusion Occlusal splints or nightguards are the perfect preventative treatment for those struggling with the constant grinding of the teeth.
Occlusion Occlusal Splints At Timeless Smiles
While there is no definitive treatment for grinding or clenching the teeth, management is key. Therefore, at Timeless Smiles, our dentists Pennant Hills will assess your dental health to provide the proper diagnosis and treatment recommendation.
For teeth grinding or bruxism, our clinicians at Timeless Smiles recommend custom-made nightguards or occlusion splints. To ensure your teeth are well-protected, we take a digital scan of your teeth and gums to create your nightguard – ensuring your set of teeth are protected from any clenching or grinding that may occur. Hence, for reliable, efficient, and affordable treatment options, choose our team at Timeless Smiles today.
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