A Grinding Appliance or Night Guard can be fabricated for patients who grind, clench, or are wearing their teeth abnormally. Very often the patients are not aware of the situation as the grinding and clenching happen at night when they are sleeping.
People who grind their teeth will not only wear the dentition but also the jaw joints. This can lead to clicking of the jaw when you open or close your mouth. Other symptoms can be migraines, due to the wearing of the disc and in certain cases may result in locking of the jaw. Problems associated with the TMJ usually will not resolve by themselves, and need professional treatment and care.
An impression of the mouth is obtained so the dental technicians can make a custom, comfortable grinding appliance that fits over the teeth. The appliance acts as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, and it stops the damage to the teeth and jaw.
Call Yam Dental, your dentistry clinic in Newmarket, today at (905) 836-0836 for a free consultation.