Drs. Wood & Spooner | Birmingham, AL | Dental Nightguards
502 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 201
Birmingham, Alabama 35216

(205) 822-2808
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Protecting your Teeth
Nightguards (or mouth splints) are custom-fitted plastic appliances that are worn over the teeth to protect them from damage due to clenching or grinding (a condition known as Bruxism.)

Bruxism is usually associated with stress, but can be related to sleep disorders or a poor bite (often the result of multiple missing or crooked teeth). Because it usually occurs during sleep, it can go unnoticed for years.
  • Common symptoms of bruxism include headaches, tired or sore facial muscles and cracked or sensitive teeth.
  • Extensive grinding can cause severe wear of tooth enamel, making the teeth appear shorter and flattened.
  • Left untreated, bruxism can eventually result in serious damage to the teeth that may require extensive restorative procedures to repair.
Nightguards (or biteguards) are sometimes recommended as part of muscle-joint therapy to treat dysfunctional joint movement. Read more about TMJ/TMD services

As part of your complete dental examination, we will evaluate both jaw joints (TMJ) and each tooth surface to observe for signs of distress and address any problems as needed to keep to your teeth and jaw joints healthy and pain-free.

Do you grind and clench your teeth during sleep? Please Contact Us to learn more about nightguards.
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