Nightguards and mouthguards are available with the team at Ridgeview Family Dental
- Posted on: Dec 30 2018
At Ridgeview Family Dental, our professionals are here to provide patients with solutions for a variety of dental concerns. When patients have been diagnosed with conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, bruxism, or TMJ/TMD, they may be advised to consider the benefits of using oral appliances. These are specialized mouth guards and night guards that are worn by patients with specific dental concerns to alleviate pain, reduce wear and tear on the natural smile, and protect the teeth and dental restorations that are currently in place.
What is a mouth guard/night guard?
A mouth guard is a unique oral appliance worn typically at night to protect the teeth from damage caused by certain medical conditions. These mouth guards are made of high-quality plastics and are custom made for patient smiles. Patients have a series of impressions done of their top and bottom dental arches, and these are used to create mouth guards suitable for wearing to reduce discomfort and protect the natural teeth. Men and women diagnosed with certain conditions will benefit from using these oral appliances daily, wearing them at night when they sleep.
Who needs mouth guards?
At Ridgeview Family Dental, we find that mouth guards are beneficial for a variety of conditions. Patients who have a diagnosis of the following concerns should learn more:
• TMJ/TMD (Neuromuscular problems)
• Bruxism (clenching and grinding of the teeth)
• Obstructive sleep apnea (a sleeping disorder caused by blockages)
Candidates for oral appliances are welcome to book a consultation appointment with Dr. R. McKell Young and discuss their options for maintaining a healthier smile. Many of these conditions can result in pain and discomfort, and sometimes even damage to the natural teeth. By using a night guard or mouth guard, the teeth are protected, and patients can also save money on dental restorations!
Interested in discussing the use of night guards and mouth guards?
Contact Dr. R. McKell Young of Ridgeview Family Dental today to find out if you could benefit from using an oral appliance to maintain your smile. Call the office at (660) 747-9117 and visit one of our three convenient locations in Warrensburg, Oak Grove, and Windsor, MO.
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