Night Guards and Power Splints In Suwanee
Comfortable, Custom Mouthguards
In addition to his training in general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Finkel is specially trained to provide patients with custom oral therapy appliances. He has completed hundreds of hours of advanced training in the field of neuromuscular dentistry, which deals with the nerves, muscles and correct positioning of the jaw. Using his advanced knowledge and experience, Dr. Finkel will provide the correct mouthguard for your specific needs.
Dr. Finkel creates two types of precision mouthguards: Night guards, which are designed to reduce or eliminate the ill effects caused by teeth grinding or clenching, and “power splint” mouthguards, which protect an athlete’s teeth and increase his or her performance.
Night Guards for Clenching and Grinding
“Bruxism” is the habit of clenching and grinding the teeth, and can develop at any age. Stressful situations, sleep disorders, abnormal bites and crooked or missing teeth can cause the condition. People who suffer from bruxism may experience the following:
- Sore jaw
- Tooth wear and breakage
- Frequent toothaches
- Facial pain
- Worn or fractured tooth enamel
- Ear ache and vertigo
Dr. Finkel can diagnose bruxism by looking for unusual wear spots on your teeth during regular dental checkups. This allows him to detect damage in the early stages. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, come see us for a consultation. We can treat wear on teeth and facial pain that results from bruxism by creating a custom night guard for you to wear while you sleep.
Custom night guards to treat clenching and grinding
Night guards are helpful for bruxism that is caused by sleep disorders, crooked or missing teeth and stress. Custom-made to fit your teeth, the night guard slips over the upper or lower teeth and prevents contact between them. This helps relieve some of the pressure of grinding or clenching, which can damage jaw joints, muscles and teeth.
Treatment for those with an abnormal bite may involve reducing the “high spots” on one or more teeth. For serious cases, Dr. Finkel may suggest reshaping or reconstructing the bite surfaces, as needed.
“Power Splint” Mouthguards for Increased Athletic Performance
Athletes use mouthguards to protect their teeth and dental work. In addition to this protection, a custom “power splint” from Dr. Finkel can have the added benefit of improving your athletic performance.
The power splint is specially designed to improve breathing by allowing the airways to relax. Relaxed breathing allows you to get more oxygen, which can lead to increased strength, flexibility and balance.
Come see Dr. Finkel to have a custom power splint designed for you or your child.
To make an appointment, call 770‑212‑9691 or click here to request an appointment online.