Dr. Sam Pollock and Dr. Jordan Dobmeier provide night guards to treat bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), TMJ disorders and related problems. Night guards are a type of custom oral appliance that work to prevent further damage to your teeth and oral health while you sleep.
Many people suffer from bruxism without being aware of it due to the fact that teeth grinding and clenching often occurs during the night. Common signs of bruxism include:
- Chronic jaw pain
- Facial and ear pain
- Tired and tight feelings in the jaw upon waking
- Frequent headaches and migraines, especially in the morning
- Excessively worn tooth enamel
- Chipped, flattened, cracked or very worn teeth
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Gum recession
Night guards are designed to prevent the teeth in your upper and lower dental arches from touching. They are custom-designed to fit your mouth perfectly to provide a solution that is both comfortable and effective. This protects your teeth from future damage and allows our dentists to assess the extent of the damage and begin developing a treatment plan to restore your teeth and mouth to full health.
We welcome you to call Laurel Family Dental at 406-628-6716 to learn how you can benefit from night guards in Laurel, Montana, and to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentists.