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Night Guards (Custom Dental Appliance for Teeth Grinding, Bruxism) – Chicago and Hinsdale, IL

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What are Night Guards?

Bruxism, or grinding your teeth while you sleep, is an everyday issue that affects many men and women. Even though the most obvious indicator is deterioration of the enamel of the teeth, nocturnal bruxism might also lead to inflammation, headaches, and tooth pain, plus discomfort in your neck and jaw. To guard your mouth from the effects of bruxism, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller provides customized night guards that defend your teeth while you rest. Custom night guards are made with materials that fit comfortably in your mouth and improve the nature of your sleep by diminishing jaw clenching and teeth grinding. If you would like to learn more about custom night guards at Weller Dental, set up a consultation at our Chicago or Hinsdale, IL dental practice. Dr. Weller and his trained team can help you protect your smile and diminish the unpleasant symptoms associated with bruxism. 

am I A Candidate?

A number of symptoms may indicate that you are grinding your teeth and/or clenching your jaw while you sleep. You might wake up in the morning with tightness and pain in your jaw, or a headache, and facial swelling. Other indicators are loosened teeth and/or fillings, chipped enamel on your back teeth, a receding gumline, and tooth sensitivity. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching at night are often caused by stress, but could also be brought on by misaligned teeth, allergies, a sleep disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder (called TMD). As Dr. Weller makes your bruxism diagnosis, he will also try to find out the cause so that your night guard therapy can be coupled with other treatments for the best possible outcomes.

What can I expect?

After Dr. Weller makes your bruxism diagnosis, he will obtain oral impressions and digital oral x-rays to create your custom night guards. Next, he will send your specifications to a special dental lab that partners with our facility to provide comfortable and specialized night guards for our patients.  After your night guard is finished and sent back to our office, you will return to our office for a fitting. Dr. Weller might make small adjustments so that it fits properly and comfortably. He will also give specific instructions on how to properly care for your night guard so it will last many years.

What is the Follow Up?

For maximum night guard efficiency, you must wear it each night. Your night guard should diminish or alleviate the discomfort and dental complications created by bruxism, but if it doesn't, please inform our staff so Dr. Weller can address additional issues and try other options. In order to help keep your mouth and night guard in pristine condition, we recommend that you clean and care for both your mouth and night guard prior to and after each use. We also ask that you bring your night guard to all future dental appointments so Dr. Weller can adjust and repair the guard as necessary.

Can I use my Insurance?

Once you receive a bruxism diagnosis, some of the cost of your night guard may be paid for by your dental insurance provider. If you have dental insurance, our insurance coordinator will contact your insurance carrier to determine your benefits and coverage. At your preliminary appointment, a member of our team will give you information about our accepted payment methods as well as your costs, with or without insurance. To help you afford your dental care, Weller Dental can help you to qualify for medical financing.

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From $500
Recovery Time  
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How Long It Takes  
1 Hour
Follow Up Time  
2 Weeks
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Grinding your teeth can lead to pain and discomfort in a variety of ways. Night guards are a way to lessen the stress created by the unpleasant side effects of jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Specialized night guards from Weller Dental might also advance your overall oral health and ward off future complications. If you think night guards may be the solution you seek or you want to learn more, connect with our staff in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL to set up an appointment with dentist Dr. Weller.

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