You Can Count on Legacy Dental for Relief From Pain
If you suffer from the painful side effects of teeth grinding (bruxism) or TMJ (TMD), our TMJ specialist in Fort Wayne, Indiana, can provide you with a nightguard to help reduce or even eliminate your discomfort. Our dentists have successfully helped many patients in Northeast Indiana with this non-invasive bruxism and TMJ treatment.
How Do Nightguards Work?
A nightguard is a bite splint that you wear when you go to bed. It fits over your teeth like an athletic mouthguard, and in fact, it looks and feels very similar to a mouthguard. However, a nightguard is made of a much stronger material, so it can withstand the strong forces of your clenching jaw. Unlike an athletic mouthguard, a nightguard is also precision-fitted and specially shaped to control the way your upper and lower teeth close together.
Your nightguard can prevent your teeth from being worn down, cracked, or otherwise damaged because it spreads out the pressure on your vulnerable teeth. It also creates a comfortable barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing the tooth-to-tooth contact that can cause damage during tooth grinding.
If you tend to suffer from headaches or facial pain due to teeth grinding, your nightguard can help with this, too! This type of pain is often caused by the overuse of and strain on your facial muscles that occurs from teeth clenching or grinding. When you wear your nightguard to sleep, the occlusal appliance can lessen muscle activity in your jaw. That means less muscle strain to cause pain.
Most of our patients with nightguards report that their headaches and pain was significantly reduced or fully eliminated after using our custom-made nightguards.
Schedule Your Appointment with Our TMJ Specialist in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Today
When you are ready to learn more about TMJ treatment from our 5-star-rated team at Legacy Dental, click here or call 260.434.1133 to schedule an appointment. During your session, our experienced dentists and team will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our affordable payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!
Ask About Our Specials While You’re Here!
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If you’d like to learn more about your options for braces or Invisalign, we also offer a FREE Legacy Dental Orthodontic Assessment, which includes an exam, X-rays, and an in-depth consultation – a $275 value, for FREE!
Lastly, we offer a FREE Legacy Dental Sleep Apnea Exam. This appointment includes a full health history review, an oral examination, an in-depth consultation, and a take-home sleep study kit. We will program the kit for you, plus show you how it works. You will then take it home for overnight use and bring it back to us the next day. We will download the report and review the results with you, as well as our treatment recommendations.
Come experience Legacy Dental and our 5-star-rated TMJ specialist in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and don’t forget to ask about our quarterly specials, too. We can’t wait to help you achieve your perfect smile!
As one of the premier dental practices in Fort Wayne, IN, Legacy Dental also provides high quality dental & orthodontic care to patients in Waynedale, Roanoke, New Haven, Huntington & Decatur.