Night Guards in St. John’s, NL

Have you ever woken up with jaw pain or a feeling of tightness in your facial muscles? These can be indications of bruxism, which is a common condition that affects millions of people. At EPIC Dental Specialist, we offer dental night guards in St. John’s, NL, to alleviate jaw pain and prevent your teeth from grinding against each other during sleep. Dr. Chedella customizes the appliance to ensure a comfortable fit in your mouth.

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    Night Guards

    How Does a Night Guard Work

    A night guard is a special dental appliance that reduces the symptoms of bruxism by creating a cushioning layer between teeth. People who suffer from bruxism have the habit of involuntarily clenching or grinding their teeth at night. This can cause tooth damage, enamel erosion, and excess stress on the temporomandibular joints (TMJ).

    At our St. John’s, NL, office, we design night guards from resilient dental materials that form a barrier between the teeth and prevent them from grinding against each other. A night guard can also help with TMJ-related issues, as it reduces joint tension and avoids clenching of facial muscles. For this reason, it is also known as a TMJ bite plane, occlusal splint, or bite splint. Consistent use of this appliance can prevent many complications in the long run.

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    Benefits of Wearing a Night Guard

    Our custom night guards in St. John’s, NL, can address bruxism or teeth grinding, preventing further oral issues. The benefits of this appliance include:

    • It prevents your teeth from grinding against each other during sleep.
    • It creates a cushioning effect between your upper and lower teeth, reducing the symptoms of bruxism.
    • By preventing excessive grinding, it also helps lower the risk of tooth wear and gum recession.
    • Wearing a night guard can relieve the pressure on your jaw joints and reduce discomfort.
    • It prevents the risk of tooth sensitivity caused by enamel wear.
    • It protects your dental work, including fillings, crowns, and other restorations.
    • This appliance can also help prevent TMJ disorder or tension-type headaches.

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    I can't say enough great things about Dr. Chedella and his staff. You are certainly made to feel welcome and at ease from the moment you walk through the door. Dr. Chedella is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, and most of all kind. I would 100 percent recommend!!!

    ~ Jennifer Murrin

    The team at EPIC Dental did a great job on my 4 crowns and 1 implant. They were always pleasant, helpful, and professional. Dr. Chidella has a great personality and great skill in making your new teeth fit like a glove. You can't go wrong by going to EPIC Dental for your prosthodontic needs.

    ~ Don Deibel

    From the moment that I first met Dr. Chedella at his dentist chair, I knew I was in good hands. I had implants started in another country but not finished due to the pandemic. Dr. Chedella did a perfect job in completing the procedure. After waiting 20 months in limbo, I can't thank you enough Dr. Chedella.

    ~ Ken Wong

    Nice friendly staff. The doctor gave practical, easy advice on every day changes I could make to help my TMJ problem - and it worked! One of the few specialists I’ve seen in years who I didn’t feel was trying to push an expensive device or unnecessary procedure on me - it was refreshing.

    ~ C Payne

    Dr.Chedella and staff have been and continue to be the best of the best! It was a long Journey but Dr. Chedella is by my side through it all! I am so very pleased with the end result, the personal attention and attention to detail are top notch...

    ~ Sandra Brennan

    Getting Custom Night Guards in St. John’s, NL

    You only need two appointments at our dental practice to get a personalized night guard or TMJ bite plane. The procedure is easy, painless, and comfortable. During your initial visit, we will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These impressions create a mold that can be used to design a custom night guard for your oral cavity.

    The fabrication process may take one to two weeks. Once your appliance is ready, we will call you for a second visit. During this appointment, we will test the fit of the appliance in your mouth, ensuring it rests comfortably and does not harm your oral tissues. Our team will also provide instructions on using and maintaining your custom night guard.

    Schedule An Appointment

    Bruxism or teeth grinding can put your oral health at risk and may cause several complications in the future. If you or a family member suffers from this condition, visit our facility for customized night guards in St. John’s, NL. Call us at (709) 754-4895 to book a consultation.

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