Nightguards in St. Albert
Dr. Lon Riemer is your St. Albert dentist, focusing on family dentistry, dental implants, nightguards and much more.
Also known as an occlusal splint or a bruxism appliance, nightguards are important for people who either grind and clench their teeth, or for those who get headaches and jaw muscle pain. A lot of jaw muscle activity can occur during sleep even without knowing about it. This extra pressure can cause excessive wearing and chipping of teeth, sensitive teeth, loose teeth, and even gum recession. Some nightguards will mainly serve to protect the teeth from such forces and others can be designed to reduce clenching muscle activity.