Dental nightguard therapy is a treatment option for patients who grind or clench their teeth. Grinding of teeth can often take place at night, and patients are unaware that they are causing damage to their teeth as a result. With a nightguard, we at Dr. Gordon Hall’s dental office in Brighton can treat the wear of your teeth at an early stage before it advances to a more severe state. In addition to preventing damage of grinding and clenching, a nightguard is great treatment for those with TMJ dysfunction.
In addition to treating grinding and clenching, the nightguard can help relieve pain in the head, neck, jaw joint, and shoulder. It’s a cost effective treatment compared to ignoring the condition and allowing your teeth to continue grinding. For patients who wait too long for treatment or choose not to have a nightguard, crowns, bridges, dental implants, and dentures are often required alternatives to replace and repair the worn and damaged teeth.