Top Reasons to See Dr. Daryl Robertson for Night Guards
- A night guard is an effective way to keep patients from grinding their teeth at night, which can lead to tooth damage and discomfort
- Dr. Robertson has several years of experience in treating patients who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Our fees at Above and Beyond Dental are reasonable and competitive with other dental practices in the Borger, TX, area
Important Information about Night Guards
Do you wake up in the morning with irritated gums or a sore jaw? If so, you may suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding. People with this condition typically grind their teeth while they’re sleeping at night. Although it’s possible to experience this during waking hours as well, it’s particularly common while patients are sleeping. Not only can this condition cause your gums and jaw to be sore, it can also wear down your teeth and damage your enamel. If your bruxism is severe enough, the sound of your grinding teeth can also keep other members of your family awake at night.
Fortunately, there is an effective way to treat this condition. The treatment that Dr. Robertson has found to be very effective for his patients involves wearing a night guard while you sleep. These custom-fitted appliances fit snugly into your mouth, separating your top and bottom teeth – very similar to the type of mouth guards that athletes wear. Night guards are comfortable to wear, and typically last for several years.
The Procedure Involved in Getting a Night Guard
If you suffer from bruxism, Dr. Robertson will make an impression of your teeth. That mold will then be sent to a dental lab, where your night guard will be made to custom-fit your mouth. In addition to a night guard, Dr. Robertson may recommend other treatments for this condition, such as training your jaw to be unclenched throughout the course of each day. You should also avoid habits that can make the condition worse, such as chewing gum and drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages.
Contact Above and Beyond Dental Today
If you believe that you or someone in your family suffers from bruxism, contact our Borger, TX, office today at (806) 274-2285 to schedule an appointment.