Using Night Guards to Prevent Grinding of the Teeth and Clenching
Involuntary nigh time teeth clenching is the reason associated with many chronic headaches. The teeth clenching might actually result in the over activity of the trigeminal nerve which in turn commonly brings on migraines and tension headaches. Tension headaches are often experienced on the sides of your head as discomfort or pressure, as tightness all around your forehead which may feel like a “vise grip”, an aching pain at your temples or the back of your head and neck
A night guard is actually a small removable plastic resin customized device which is worn over the teeth at night to prevent clenching and grinding.
A night guard could be used to address:
Jaw disorders (TMJ syndrome)
Bruxism (grinding of the teeth)