What is a Night guard?
Night guard is an oral appliance that patients wears while sleeping. It absorbs the grinding and clenching forces of teeth during sleep. The guard provides a barrier between the upper and lower teeth and is either made for a single arch or both as required.
What is Bruxism or "teeth grinding"?
Teeth grinding and teeth clenching are two different ways people exhibit bruxism. Most people grind or clench their teeth unconsciously at night which exerts excessive force between the upper and lower teeth. This strains the jaw muscles, leading to TMJ (joint) problems and soreness. It then causes frequent headaches, radiating pain to the ears which is damaging to the oral health.
How do I know if I need a Night guard?
Are you waking up with headaches or jaw pain due to teeth grinding? Are you worried about the long term damage being done to your teeth every night? If you suffer from teeth grinding, your dentist will recommend that you start using a night guard. For teeth grinding treatment in New Delhi, book an appointment with Dr. Shivani Gupta.
How is a custom Night guard made?
Our dentists will take an impression of the teeth and send it to the lab. The custom dental night guard is made using a thin material which is not uncomfortable or obstructs your breathing. The appliance fit is tried in the mouth and checked for any sharp edges. This is to be worn routinely at night during sleep. For cost of night guard in India, send us your query.