If you struggle with migraines, sore jaws, or teeth grinding, a nightguard might provide a simple, effective solution. At South Cary Dental, we often recommend a nightguard for any patient who unknowingly grinds their teeth at night. If you struggle with teeth clenching and live in Cary, NC, contact us at (919) 289-8170 to set up an appointment with Dr. Ashkan.
What Are Nightguards?
We mold nightguards from a 1 mm soft, comfortable polyurethane inner layer and a 3 mm hard, durable copolyester outer layer to fit our patients’ teeth. When wearing a nightguard, you protect your teeth from grinding, clenching, periodontal disease, teeth fractures, and other destruction from habitual pressure. We design mouthguards to look discreet while still providing comfort and relief.
Most people remain unaware of their teeth-grinding habits, as the action usually occurs at night. Grinding and clenching cause pressure that erodes a tooth’s enamel. You might also experience migraines or soreness in your jaws as a result.
Who Needs Nightguards in Cary, NC?
If you ever catch yourself grinding your teeth, have signs of wear on your teeth, or suffer from symptoms of teeth clenching, then you need a nightguard. If you suspect you have a grinding habit, you might notice the following indicators:
- Pressure headaches around your temples
- Achy or tight jaw joints
- Increasing tooth sensitivity not caused by other oral issues
Nightguard Fitting Procedure in Cary, NC
During your appointment with us for a nightguard fitting, we’ll guide you through the following procedures:
- We take impressions of your lower and upper sets of teeth with a putty-like substance.
- We send the molds to the lab to have the nightguard made.
- Bring you back in for a short appointment to make sure the nightguard fits well and to answer anymore remaining questions.
Book an Appointment with South Cary Dental
If you’ve suffered from teeth-grinding symptoms, make an appointment at South Cary Dental in Cary, NC. Call us at (919) 289-8170 to find relief with a consultation for a nightguard.