TMJ and Bruxism
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind and clench your teeth with or without your awareness. This condition can traumatically damage your teeth and dental restorations over a long period of time as well as causing headaches, muscle trauma and fatigue to Temporomandibular joints(TMJ) and related muscles. Nightguards or Bite Splints are commonly recommended to reduce and relieve pain and protect teeth. These custom-made mouthguards are designed specifically to prevent damage to your teeth, and can only be prescribed by a dentist.
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Edgecare Dental provides multiple custom-fit nightguards options.
Hard/Soft nightguard is the most common nightguard and provides a soft inside layer and durable outside layer for nighttime usage.
Semi-flexible nightguard provides semi-flexible and self-adjustable characteristics when placed in hot water.
Anterior Bite Splints
Anterior bite splints are designed to be worn during the daytime; this front teeth appliance reduces clenching, protects teeth and restorations, and relieves jaw and neck pain.
For more details and to find out what treatment option is best for you, please contact us for a dental consult.