Nightguards are used as a treatment option to prevent damage to the chewing surfaces of the teeth associated with grinding and clenching. It is a conservative treatment that is very successful and highly recommended for patients with TMJ dysfunction. By creating an acrylic splint on your teeth, Dr. Hudimac can help you protect your teeth from unnecessary wear.
Proper functioning of the jaws and teeth is often hindered by malocclusion (a bad bite). Adjustments to the bite can be made so that your teeth fit together properly for chewing and swallowing. Minor reshaping and polishing of the enamel surfaces or fillings of the teeth can help redistribute and redirect the biting forces.