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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Night Guards

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We are always happy to answer your questions and make sure you are informed and comfortable with every aspect of your dental care. To save you time, we've listed some of the questions we hear most often. If you have a question not listed here, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Night Guards

Nearly everyone experiences an occasional headache, but it's usually easy to find relief with over-the-counter pain medications. If you wake up every day with a headache accompanied by pain and soreness in your jaw, neck, or shoulders, however, you may have the teeth grinding habit that we call bruxism.

BOTOX in Chesterfield

Fortunately, many dentists offer therapies like night guards to minimize grinding and clenching that damages your teeth and places added stress on your TMJ or jaw joint. But did you know that BOTOX for headache relief in Chesterfield, MO helps alleviate these symptoms in many cases?

Habitually clenching and grinding your teeth stresses the muscles in your jaw and can become painful. As the pain spreads to other muscles on the sides and top of your head, you develop a toothache. The symptoms of teeth grinding and TMJ pain range from mild to debilitating. But many patients in Chesterfield, MO have discovered the benefits of BOTOX® injections to relieve their TMJ pain and headaches. Given every three months, BOTOX® helps minimize the frequency and severity of these painful symptoms.

Let Us Provide the Headache Relief You Need

You can’t enjoy your best quality of life when you are always in pain. Dr. Robert Rahm and his dental team would be happy to meet with you to explain the benefits of choosing BOTOX® to help relieve TMJ headache pain.

Reasons for a Mouth Guard | Chesterfield MO DentistThere are a few different circumstances in which you might need a mouth guard.

Mouth Guard for Sports in 63005

If you or a family member participate in sports, the right guard can protect against injuries to your teeth and mouth.

Did you know that roughly 40% of dental emergencies are caused by sports injuries? Investing in a custom guard designed to fit your mouth offers many benefits that a generic guard purchased at a store cannot, such as better protection and a more secure fit.

Mouth Guard for Sleep

Patients who suffer from bruxism, or clenching and grinding of their teeth, may also benefit from custom mouth guards in Chesterfield, MO. Bruxism typically occurs at night, while you sleep, and can cause a host of problems such as:

  • Excessive wear to your teeth
  • Frequent headaches, especially in the morning
  • Pain in your neck and shoulders
  • Issues with your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint

A mouth guard can be worn comfortably at night and protects your teeth from the damage and pain caused by bruxism.

Dr. Rahm and your team at Chesterfield Valley Dental can customize a mouth guard that will protect your teeth no matter what your specific needs are. If you or your loved one could benefit from a custom mouth guard, contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you.

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