Bruxism, or grinding your teeth while you sleep is an everyday issue that affects many men and women. Even though the most obvious indicator is the deterioration of the outer portion of the teeth, nocturnal bruxism might also induce inflammation, headaches, and tooth pain, as well as discomfort in your neck and jaw. To guard your mouth against the effects of bruxism, board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Wong provides customized night guards that defend your teeth while you rest. Custom night guards are made with top-quality materials that fit comfortably in your mouth and improve the value of your sleep by eliminating jaw clenching and teeth grinding. If you would like to learn more about custom night guards at Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A., set up a consult at our Frisco, TX dental practice.
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A number of symptoms may indicate that you are grinding your teeth and/or clenching your jaw while you sleep. You might wake up in the morning with tightness and pain in your jaw, or a headache, and facial swelling. Other indicators are loosened teeth and/or fillings, chipped enamel on your back teeth, a receding gumline, and tooth sensitivity. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching at night are often caused by stress, however they could also be brought on by misaligned teeth, allergies, a sleep disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. As one of our trained dentists makes your bruxism diagnosis, they will also try to ascertain the culprit so that your night guard therapy can be coupled with other treatments for the best possible outcomes.
What to Expect
After Dr. Wong makes your bruxism diagnosis, our team will obtain oral impressions and digital oral x-rays to create your custom night guards. Next, we will send your specifications to a special dental lab where your specialized night guard will be created with the best products. After your night guard is finished and sent back to our office, you will return to our office for a fitting. Dr. Wong will make small adjustments so that it fits properly and comfortably. They will also give specific instructions on how to properly care for your night guard so that it lasts many years.
So that your night guard can work with maximal efficiency, you must wear it each night. Your night guard should relieve or eradicate the discomfort and dental complications created by bruxism, but if it doesn't, please inform our staff so we can address additional issues and try other options. In order to help keep your mouth and night guard in pristine condition, we recommend that you clean and care for both your mouth and night guard prior to and after each use. We ask that you bring your night guard to all future dental appointments so we can adjust and repair the guard as necessary.
Once you receive a bruxism diagnosis, some of your night guard may be paid by your dental insurance company. If you carry dental insurance, our billing personnel will call your insurance carrier to determine your benefits and coverage. At your preliminary appointment, a member of our financial team will give you information about our accepted payment methods as well as your costs, with or without insurance. To help you afford your dental care, Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. can help you qualify for medical financing.
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Grinding your teeth can lead to pain and discomfort in a variety of ways. Night guards are a way to decrease the stress created by the unpleasant side effects of jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Specialized night guards from Brian Wong D.D.S. P.A. might also advance your overall oral health and ward off future complications. If you think night guards may be the solution you seek or you want to learn more, connect with our staff in Frisco, TX to set up an appointment with board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Wong.