Why Did We Recommend a Nightguard for You?
We make all of our recommendations for treatment based on the individual needs of our patients. We offer nightguards in our Monroe township dental office to provide a preventive solution to some common problems.
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
When you have a comprehensive exam in our dental office, we examine the entire mouth. Some telltale signs might indicate that you could benefit from a nightguard.
- Bite marks on the inside of the mouth
- Worn teeth that look short
- Bony growths beneath the tongue
- Broken and cracked teeth
Prolonged bruxism can lead to a condition called TMJ disorder. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, and when it works overtime, the joints may begin to malfunction, deteriorate, or become painful. ...