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Night Guards (Bruxism/Teeth Clenching and Grinding) - Dallas, TX

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In a world filled with stress and anxiety, many people find themselves grinding their teeth and clenching their jaw while they sleep. This grinding and clenching (also known as bruxism) can cause pain and serious damage to the teeth and gums. To save the mouth, board-certified Dentist Dr. Albert Ambriz offers customized night guards for patients who suffer from bruxism. A night guard keeps the teeth in proper alignment during sleep while also preventing the teeth from grinding and the jaw from clenching. A custom-made night guard from a professional dental laboratory offers patients a more comfortable fit that can last longer than over-the-counter night guards with proper care. Schedule a consultation at the Ambriz Center for Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry in Dallas, TX, to learn more about the benefits of a customized night guard.

Best Candidates

A night guard can help patients who clench or grind their teeth at night (bruxism). If bruxism is not treated, patients may need extensive repairs with teeth straightening or restorative treatments. Patients who have bruxism may notice some of the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal or misaligned bite
  • Facial pain in the morning
  • Fractured or cracked teeth
  • Inflammation or swelling in the lower jaw
  • Tight or painful jaw muscles
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Worn down teeth

What to Expect

To get the best fit and protection, Dr. Ambriz has a custom night guard made for each patient. Impressions of the patient's teeth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory where professionals will craft the night guard from high-quality materials. When the guard is complete and returned to the dentist's office, the patient will come in to have their night guard fitted and adjusted if needed.

After Treatment

Patients should wear their guard every night to get their best results and protect their teeth from further damage. Dr. Ambriz will give each patient instructions on how to clean and store their night guard to prevent bacteria from being trapped against the teeth and gums. Patients should bring their night guard to all future dental appointments so the dentist can adjust the fit and check the guard for wear. The dentist will let patients know when their night guard needs to be replaced.

Anticipated Costs

Patients who have been diagnosed with bruxism or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder may be able to use their dental insurance to cover part of the cost of their night guard. Patients should leave their insurance information with our staff so they can determine the patient's benefits and personal expenses. During the consultation, Dr. Ambriz will go over cost estimates for the night guard and help patients understand payment options, including payment plans and low-interest medical financing.

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Wake up without pain and tooth damage by getting a custom night guard at the Ambriz Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in Dallas. Talk to board-certified Dentist Dr. Ambriz about how a professional night guard can comfortably improve your sleep and prevent expensive damage to the teeth and mouth during your consultation.

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