Find Relief with Mouthguards and Nightguards for bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea
When you’re suffering from bruxism, the team at Greg Campbell, DDS, can help you find relief through a nightguard. Often Long Beach, California, area patients diagnosed with this condition know precisely the problems it can cause. Not only can it result in discomfort in the jaw joint and contribute to problems associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), but it can also break and wear natural teeth and dental restorations.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism, otherwise known as teeth grinding, is a condition characterized by intense jaw clenching that occurs while the patient is asleep, leading to various painful issues with the jaw, teeth, neck, and head.
Because bruxism occurs while asleep, it’s not uncommon for the condition to go undiagnosed for years. Over time, this condition can cause various issues, including jaw pain, tooth damage, chronic headaches and migraines, sore gums, earaches, and more.
Sleep apnea mouthguards
Patients who have been diagnosed with conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea will also find that our team can help with a specialized mouthguard. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that is caused by a blockage in the airway. While most patients are prescribed a CPAP machine to use when sleeping at night to maintain open airways, many find these uncomfortable and do not comply with treatment. Instead, our dental team can provide a specialized oral appliance that can offer open airways all night long. Many patients who switch to oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea love how comfortable and simple they are when compared to cumbersome devices like the CPAP machine.
How do I learn more about nightguards and obtaining custom mouthguards for teeth grinding?
Nightguards near you are custom-made to protect your mouth from the effects of bruxism and to help you get a good night’s sleep. If you’re looking for nightguards in Long Beach, CA 90807, contact us today to schedule your consultation! Drs. Greg Campbell and Lindsay Leland are ready to work with you! The office is located at 3960 Atlantic Avenue and can be reached by phone to book an appointment at (562) 287-5175.