Many dental or oral issues can occur at night when you are sleeping. The jaw can shift out of alignment, causing blockages of your airway, which can lead to snoring or sleep apnea. Many people grind their teeth at night, causing tooth and jaw damage or TMJ. A simple solution to many of these oral sleeping disorders is wearing a mouthguard. At Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates in Edmonds, and Renton, we design custom nightguards to give nocturnal relief from oral sleeping disorders.
Dental nightguards are designed to keep your teeth from touching during sleep, allowing your airway to stay open. This can benefit those who suffer from TMJ, sleep apnea, snoring or bruxism (teeth grinding), by keeping their teeth and jaw safe while opening up their airway. Those who wake up with a sore jaw, facial pain, headaches, earaches or complaints from others about their snoring may benefit from wearing a dental mouthguard at night.
Personalized Dental Mouthguard
There are pre-formed mouthguards or “boil and bite” options you can buy at a drug store or pharmacy. However, these devices are not custom designed for your teeth and specific oral disorder. Our dentists can design a customized nightguard based on your exact teeth and bite. We can perform a digital scan of your teeth or create a “mold” of your mouth that can be sent to our dental lab. A personalized dental mouthguard fits more comfortably and is more effective, allowing you to get restful sleep while preventing snoring, teeth grinding or jaw damage.
If you are suffering from nocturnal oral disorders, like snoring, sleep apnea or bruxism, contact us at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates in Edmonds, and Renton, WA, to book your appointment. We can schedule an exam and consultation with one of our dentists to discuss creating a custom nightguard.