Night Guard Specialist
If a patient grinds their teeth while sleeping, extensive, irreversible damage can occur. Advanced Smiles Dental encourages patients to seek treatment for night grinding as soon as they become aware of the problem. Dr. Juli Eivens and Dr. Jennifer Laubach of Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. are skilled providers who prepare night guards for patients of all ages in Austin, Texas and the surrounding area. Call or schedule your dental appointment online at Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. Our practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.
Night Guard Q & A
What is a night guard?
A night guard helps protect teeth and prevent damage during sleep. Dr. Eivens and Dr. Laubach customize a night guard to fit comfortably in the patient’s mouth so they can sleep without worrying about the effects of night grinding.
What are the symptoms of night grinding?
If a patient grinds their teeth at night, they may notice pain in the jaws or headaches when they wake up. In some cases, this pain continues throughout the day. Patients who grind their teeth at night may also notice changes in the shape of their face or unexplained damage to their teeth. Also, a patient’s partner may hear the patient grinding their teeth during the night.
How does a night guard work?
A night guard is customized to separate the patient’s upper teeth from the lower teeth so that they cannot grind them at night and cause damage.
How does Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. create a night guard?
When a patient comes in with night grinding symptoms, Dr. Laubach and Dr. Eivens begin by performing an exam. If they find signs of night grinding, they take an impression of the patient’s teeth and send it to the laboratory. The laboratory creates a customized night guard designed to fit the patient comfortably.
Do patients need to wear night guards every night?
If Dr. Laubach or Dr. Eivens diagnoses a patient with night grinding and prescribes a night guard, the patient should wear the night guard anytime they sleep or nap. Otherwise, grinding may do irreversible damage to the teeth. If you’re grinding your teeth in your sleep, call or schedule an appointment online at Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A.