Night Guards
in Summerfield,
North Carolina

Do you wake up with jaw pain or headaches?

It might be a result of teeth grinding or jaw clenching during sleep. Explore the benefits of our custom-made night guards, designed to protect your teeth and alleviate the symptoms of bruxism.

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Who benefits from a custom night guard?

Individuals experiencing issues from teeth grinding, jaw clenching, or TMJ disorders can benefit from custom dental solutions. While you may not know you’re grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw at night, it often results in jaw pain, headaches, tooth sensitivity, tooth erosion/damage, and sleep disruptions.

Custom Night Guards: Ideal for anyone seeking protection against nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. They provide a comfy fit tailored to your unique bite, promoting better sleep and reducing the risk of dental issues.

Occlusal Splints: Recommended for individuals dealing with more complex bite and jaw alignment issues, including TMJ disorders. Occlusal splints offer a versatile solution that can be worn during the day or night to address specific dental concerns.

dentist holding an occlusal splint used to reduce nighttime bruxism

The Process

Consultation: Discuss symptoms, sleep patterns, and the specific challenges you face due to bruxism.

Impression: Take precise impressions to create a custom-fit night guard that aligns perfectly with your dental anatomy.

Fitting: Experience a comfortable fitting process to ensure your night guard provides optimal protection without hindering sleep.

Regular Check Ins: Regular check-ins to assess the effectiveness of the night guard and address any concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do night guards prevent teeth grinding?

Night guards are designed to act as a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, creating a cushioning effect. By absorbing and redistributing the forces generated by grinding and/or clenching, they minimize the impact on tooth surfaces and reduce the risk of dental issues such as enamel wear, fractures, and sensitivity.

How long does it take to get used to wearing a night guard?

The adjustment period varies from person to person. Some individuals adapt to wearing a night guard within a few days, while others may take a couple of weeks. It’s normal to experience a brief period of acclimatization as your mouth gets used to the presence of the night guard during sleep.

Can I wear a night guard if I have existing dental work, such as crowns or veneers?

Yes, custom night guards are designed to accommodate various dental situations, including existing dental work like crowns or veneers. We take into account your unique dental history to ensure a perfect fit that complements your dental work and provides effective protection against bruxism (and protects that dental work at the same time).

Is a custom night guard worth it?

Absolutely. While store-bought night guards are cheaper, the investment in a custom night guard ensures a tailored fit to you, maximum protection against enamel wear, fractures, and sensitivity, long-term durability, enhanced comfort essential for sleeping, and professional guidance from a dentist who is aware of your personal dental history and case.

What Patients Have To Say

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Why choose Odyssey?

  • Dr. Joseph brings expertise in identifying and addressing bruxism issues and crafting custom night guards (or occlusal splints) to suit your unique needs.
  • Our practice utilizes advanced technology to create precision-fitted night guards for optimal comfort and protection.
  • Experience a personalized approach, ensuring your night guard is tailored to alleviate your specific bruxism symptoms.
We can't wait to join you
on your dental health journey!
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Odyssey Dental of Summerfield
7506 Summerfield Road
Summerfield, NC 27358