When you sleep, your jaw and teeth alignment can impact your oral and overall health. For some people, oral issues can cause detrimental damage to teeth and tissues, as well as impact respiratory and other systems. A custom dental nightguard can be a general treatment solution for a variety of oral and sleep disorders. At Creative Dentistry & Medspa in Sandy Springs, we offer custom nightguards or mouthguards as a treatment for several nocturnal oral conditions.
A dental nightguard is designed from a flexible plastic to cover your top and/or bottom teeth. There are generic mouthguards that are used for sports and other activities, but they are not specialized to fit your exact oral cavity. A custom nightguard is made to protect your teeth and possibly adjust your jaw while your sleep. It is also more comfortable, as it is made specifically for your mouth and created from quality materials in a dental laboratory.
Benefits of Wearing a Custom Mouthguard
Oral devices like custom nightguards are beneficial for a variety of health issues. The plastic device keeps the teeth from touching. It also gently adjusts the jaw position to relieve stress on the jaw joint and can help the airway open while sleeping. Some disorders that may be treated by wearing a mouthguard while you sleep include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Bruxism or teeth grinding
- TMJ or TMD
- Relieve headaches, jaw pain or mental fog caused by related disorders
If you snore, grind your teeth, clench your jaw or gasp for air while sleeping, you may get relief by wearing a custom dental nightguard. To learn more about mouthguards and if they may be right for you, contact us at Creative Dentistry & Medspa. We can schedule a dental exam and consultation with one of our dentists to discuss the benefits of a custom nightguard. Contact our office in Sandy Springs, GA, to book your appointment.