Many people grind or clench their teeth throughout the night. While tension and anxiety can play a part in night grinding, missing or crooked teeth, an irregular bite, or a sleep disorder like sleep apnea often lead to it.
Teeth grinding can harm your teeth and cause pain to your jaw joints. If you’re fighting this issue, Dr. Samadian’s San Francisco team may suggest occlusal guards. They are mouth guards that can defend your teeth and save you from serious future oral health complications.
Occlusal guards are detachable mouthguards that sit over the teeth and are given to patients who experience bruxism or teeth grinding. While they come in fluctuating degrees of thickness and can be made of hard acrylic or soft materials, they are all intended to shield the teeth from damage by keeping them apart.
Medicines aren’t typically effective for teeth grinding, so Dr. Amin Samadain and his San Francisco team may recommend occlusal guards in their place. They may also recommend these mouth guards for TMJ, bite pain and dysfunction, or after you’ve completed a full mouth reconstruction or BOTOX treatment for Bruxism or Myofascial pain. Nightguards are also useful when you have veneers.
Take the first step to a healthier smile by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Amin Samadian and his highly trained staff at his San Francisco office.
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Dr. Samadian and his San Francisco team of specialists will work with you to create a plan of action for your unique concerns. If you decide to move forward with occlusal guards, you can anticipate Dr. Amin Samadain’s San Francisco team taking a digital scan of your teeth. This will enable them to give you a guard that is custom-tailored to your individual teeth and mouth created in the practice’s in-house lab. Once your guard is ready, they will teach you how to wear it. Each guard is specifically designed to put your teeth and jaw in the optimum comfortable position.
At first, you may experience slight discomfort with an occlusal guard in your mouth. However, once your teeth and mouth get used to it, the discomfort will disappear and you may even forget that you are wearing the guard.
If you wear your occlusal guard as instructed by Dr. Amin Samadian’s San Francisco team, you’ll be able to defend your teeth from the harm that bruxism can cause. Depending on the severity of the case, teeth grinding and clenching can cause your muscles to become sore. Dr. Samadian’s San Francisco team offers BOTOX for these conditions that can complement the impacts of the night guard.
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