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Treating Bruxism with Nightguards in Mechanicsville, MD

At St. Mary’s Dental, our team is dedicated to ensuring your overall oral health and comfort with a comprehensive variety of services and treatments. For our patients who suffer from nighttime teeth grinding—also known as bruxism—we provide a solution that fits your lifestyle: custom-made nightguards.

Importance of Treating Bruxism

When a patient clenches the jaw and grinds their teeth during sleep, the amount of force administered to causes substantial damage to the delicate structures within the jaw. Over time, the surfaces of teeth will become worn, causing both cosmetic damage and making teeth more susceptible to decay. The temporomandibular joints can also become inflamed, leading to chronic pain in the jaw, face, and neck.

Other symptoms of bruxism include:

Customized Nightguards Provide Relief

Fortunately, a customized nightguard solves the underlying problem associated with these and other painful symptoms.

A nightguard is a special oral appliance shaped to fit snugly and comfortably within your mouth while you sleep. A soft layer in the nightguard’s construction makes it comfortable while a more rigid layer protects your teeth from the harmful effects of grinding. Patients who wear their nightguards typically experience noticeable relief—including a daytime feeling of being more rested—after just one night of use.

Only the Best in Dental Technology for Our Patients

In order to ensure the best fit and most effective nightguard treatment, our doctors use advanced CAD/CAM technology to customize each patient’s nightguard. There is no need for messy impressions; instead, we capture digital impressions of your smile for a 100% customized nightguard, without any patient discomfort whatsoever. The process is quick and easy, and you’ll leave our office with your personalized oral appliance ready to use.

Get Lasting Bruxism Relief Today

Do you struggle with nighttime teeth grinding? Allow us to provide you with the custom sleep appliance that can give you real relief. Contact our office in Mechanicsville, MD today to schedule your consultation with our friendly staff and knowledgeable team of doctors. We look forward to helping you achieve consistent, lasting relief from bruxism and TMJ pain.

Our state-of-the-art facility also welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Charlotte HallLeonardtown, WaldorfLexington Park, and more. Discover what a difference a Dreamgard bruxism nightguard can make in your oral health and everyday life today.

28160 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 USA
Gina McCray, DDS Family & cosmetic dentist in Mechanicsville, MD (301) 884-3248 (301) 884-7461