If you or your spouse or partner have noticed you grinding your teeth at night, you may be suffering from bruxism. Nightguards can help prevent you from grinding your teeth, protecting your teeth from erosion and your jaw from TMJ disorders. At Planet Dental, Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates can fit you with a customizable nightguard in Laredo, Texas. Contact us to make an appointment at 956-242-4245. Our dentists hope to see you soon!
Night guards are a custom oral appliance that help to treat bruxism (grinding and clenching) as well as TMJ disorders and other problems. Night guards are worn while sleeping to help protect your teeth from damage and to prevent any further damage from occurring. Once this damage has been halted, our dentist will be able to work with you to create a treatment plan that will restore the shape, appearance and health of your teeth so that you can once again enjoy a healthy smile.
Common signs of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching that may require a night guard to halt include:
- Chronic pain in the jaw, face, and ear
- A tired or tight feeling in the jaw upon waking
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Excessive tooth wear
- Chipped and cracked teeth
- Worn tooth enamel
- Indentations on either side of the tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
Your night guard will be custom-designed to produce the best results.
For more information about night guards and to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist, please contact our office today!