You may benefit from an occlusal guard if you don’t feel well rested after a full night’s sleep, or if you wake up with a headache, a toothache or have jaw joint pain. If we see that your teeth have been ground down or show more wear than normal during your appointment, we may prescribe an occlusal guard.
While occlusal guards don’t treat the problem directly, they prevent more serious problems that long-term grinding and clenching can create for you. Left unchecked, these symptoms can cause fractured teeth and tooth loss, which will lead to more pain and cost you more money to treat. Occlusal guards also help relax your jaw, protecting the muscles and joints from developing chronic issues down the road.
Dr. Nevins did a thorough review of my medical history and then gave me an exam.
We were able to define a first step that made sense. He also put to rest some of the fears that had been caused by the first provider.
At Nevins Dental Center, our doctors and team members strive to not only transform our patients’ oral health, but their lives as well. Watch the video testimonials to hear from the patients themselves about the treatment journeys they’ve taken with our ongoing support and guidance. If you’d like to schedule your own appointment contact us today.