Nightguards in Luzerne County, PA
Nightguards are custom-made devices worn over the teeth to protect them from grinding and clenching. Nightguards are made of hard, clear plastic and fit snugly over the teeth.
If you are looking for a dental practice that offers custom nightguards made by a professional dental lab, look no further than Casey Dental in the Luzerne County area. We create nightguards for our patients that are comfortable to wear and fit perfectly.
Why do you need a mouth guard at night?
If you suffer from teeth grinding (bruxism), you may need a nightguard to protect your teeth from the damage caused by this condition. Casey Dental can create a custom night guard for you to help you avoid the costly dental repairs that can result from bruxism.
Sleep apnea is another condition that can be helped with using a nightguard. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly or wake up gasping for air during the night. A nightguard can help to keep your airway open and prevent snoring.
If you suffer from any TMJ disorder, a nightguard can also help to relieve your symptoms. For example, TMJ disorders can cause pain in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, and a nightguard can help align the jaw and relieve pain.
If you think you may benefit from a nightguard, we can create a custom guard made from an impression of your teeth, so it fits snugly and comfortably in your mouth. They can be made for the upper and lower teeth and used on either side of the mouth.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is a condition that causes you to grind or clench your teeth. This can happen during the day or night, but most people do it at night without realizing it. Bruxism can be caused by stress, misaligned teeth, or sleep disorders.
Symptoms of teeth grinding include:
- Jaw soreness
- Waking up with a headache
- Sensitive teeth
- Worn tooth enamel
If you wake up with a headache or jaw pain, or if you notice that your teeth are becoming worn down, you may be grinding your teeth at night. A night guard can help relieve these symptoms and protect your teeth from further damage.
What are the benefits of using a nightguard?
There are many benefits to using a nightguard, including:
- protecting your teeth from damage caused by bruxism
- avoiding the need for costly dental repairs
- reducing stress and tension in your jaw
- improving your overall oral health
If you think you may need a nightguard, contact Casey Dental today to schedule a consultation. We will help you determine if a nightguard is right for you and create a custom nightguard that fits your unique needs.
Types of Nightguards
Mouth guards can be made to fit the upper or lower teeth, come in various materials, and are custom-fitted to your needs.
A soft nightguard is made from a comfortable, pliable soft material that conforms to the shape of your teeth. This type of night guard is ideal for people who suffer from mild to moderate teeth grinding.
A hard night guard is made from a durable, rigid material that provides more protection for your teeth than a soft night guard. This type of night guard is ideal for people who suffer from severe teeth grinding.
A hybrid nightguard is made from a combination of hard and soft materials. This nightguard offers the best of both worlds, providing durability and comfort.
Nightguards at Casey Dental
Casey Dental in the Luzerne County area, can help no matter what type of nightguard you need. We offer a variety of nightguards to fit your unique needs and budget. In addition, we can offer a pro teeth guard to protect your teeth and jaw from moderate grinding to severe bruxism. Schedule a consultation today to find the perfect night guard for you.