Night Guards

Do you ever wake up with a tired, sore feeling in your jaws? Do you suffer from frequent migraines or tension headaches? If so, you may grind and clench your teeth. Clenching and grinding, also known as bruxism, can cause significant pain and discomfort. You may grind and clench your teeth if you notice the following signs and symptoms:

  • Indentations on the side of the tongue

  • Chronic tension headaches and migraines

  • Excessive wear on the enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth

  • Extremely worn down, flattened, cracked, or chipped teeth

  • A tired, tight, or sore feeling in the jaw muscles

  • Chronic facial pain

  • Pain when chewing

If you have experienced these symptoms, we encourage you to contact Durham Prosthodontics about getting a night guard. The night guard is a custom-made oral appliance worn at night; most people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because they unconsciously grind and clench their teeth as they sleep. The night guard fits over your teeth to protect them and prevent them from grinding together as you sleep.