A custom-made oral guard can help you manage an active problem, prevent future troubles, or protect your smile during activities where you are more likely to suffer dental damage. While some over the counter guards are available to address different concerns, a one-size-fits-all approach can leave you feeling poorly served. Instead, tell your Temecula, CA dentist about an issue you are having that might require the use of a custom appliance. We can recommend that patients wear guards to help with nightly teeth grinding and clenching, or as a way to help address TMJ disorder. After you receive your appliance, you can start wearing it when you rest in order to reduce pain, or protect yourself against the harm done by bruxism. For people who engage in sports, we can provide custom mouthguards that can be relied on to more comfortably stay in place and keep providing protection.
1. Treating Problems With TMJ Disorder
Someone who struggles with TMJ disorder can find it hard to open and close their mouth during the day without some resistance or discomfort. Different issues with the alignment or movement of your jaw, as well as problems with stress on the joints and muscles, can lead to this ongoing difficulty. Fortunately, oral appliance therapy can reduce that stress and give you back your quality of life.
2. We Can Protect Your Teeth From Damage Done By Bruxism
Bruxism and TMJ disorder can affect people at the same time, as one can lead to struggles with the other. During your appointment, we can talk to you about how we can use a guard to help you both reduce tension on your jaw and stop nightly teeth grinding and clenching from further wearing down teeth.
3. Protect Your Teeth From Injuries With A Custom Mouthguard
If a custom mouthguard is not in place while you are physically active, you are more likely to experience a dental injury! An “unexpected” accident can be anticipated; with the right equipment, you lower your chances of being hurt. A custom guard provided at our office can be easier to keep in place, which can make wearing it more comfortable.
Your Temecula, CA Dentist’s Office Can Help You Avoid Or Resolve Problems With A Custom Guard!
A custom oral guard can address different concerns. Your appliance can keep you safe against harm done by bruxism; stop mounting jaw stress from causing you pain; and even protect athletes from injury. If you would like to learn more, or if you have questions for one of our other dental offices, please call us at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.