Many sports and high-contact activities require the use of a mouthguard. While over-the-counter mouthguards are available, they are often very uncomfortable due to their one-size-fits-all approach to dental protection. When you get a custom mouthguard made by your dentist, you can feel confident that the mouthguard was designed specifically for you. This means less slippage and a more comfortable experience while wearing the mouthguard. Learn more about the custom mouthguards we provide in our Atlanta, GA dentist office below.
Custom Mouthguards in Buckhead, GA
Drs. Patel and McDonald are experienced general dentists in Buckhead, GA. They are happy to provide custom mouthguards to patients in need of additional tooth protection measures. Often, patients will get a custom mouthguard to keep on hand for when they want to participate in contact sports. This is a great option to consider if you are hoping to prevent unwanted dental damages and dental emergencies that may occur when you leave your teeth unprotected. We also provide custom mouthguards for patients who suffer from TMJ disorders and teeth grinding.
How can mouthguards help with TMJ disorders?
Mouthguards are designed to hold your jawbone in a healthy resting position. To help patients treat their TMJ disorders, we provide oral appliance therapy with the use of a custom mouthguard. Often, this means patients will be asked to wear a nightguard, or a mouthguard worn at night, while they sleep. The nightguard will provide you dental structures with the support needed to alleviate some of the pressure from your jawbone as you rest.
How can mouthguards help prevent teeth grinding damages?
If you suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding, it’s important to pursue proactive solutions to prevent potential dental damages. People who grind their teeth while they sleep should use a mouthguard. The mouthguard will take any impact from the grinding movement and prevent dental damages from occurring to your dental structures.
Schedule An Appointment With Drs. Patel and McDonald
Are you looking to learn more about your custom mouthguard options? Please schedule an appointment with our experienced general dentists in Buckhead, GA. We look forward to seeing you soon.