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Is It Better To Have Dentist Make Mouthguard Or To Buy And Make Your Own
Not really: There are many types of mouthguards for grinding and clenching. Over the counter ones actually may be too thick and throw the muscles into more spasms. Dentists can make custom made, well fitting mouthguards, either upper or lower (i like the lower ones.) the guards can be made of soft plastic or hard acrylic...Depends on severity of grinding. For daytime clenching, other types are indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind?: I think, as an Orthodontist, that General Dentists do a slightly better job fabricating Athletic Mouth Guards. I think Orthodontic Specialists do a better job with Orthodontic Retainers. I think thy both do equally well fitting and adjusting an Occlusal Orthotic for TMJ pain relief. But know that the difference is statistically extremely small. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth guard: In order to get a custom made mouth guard usually you need to appointment 1st appointment they take an upper and lower impression in a dental office with a bite registration and the 2nd appointment they will try it on fit check it and it's done. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm getting a soft splint mouth guard and my dentist said it takes 2 appointments? first on is for impression. What is the second appiontment for
Two appointments: Indeed , it takes two simple appointments. The first appointment, an accurate impression of your upper and lower teeth and bite registration. At the second appointment, the night guard will be fitted, adjusted and delivered with home care instructions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dentist said everyone grinds their teeth, including me, but my teeth are healthy. Do i need a mouth guard? Could i basically be fine without it?
Get a guard: Think of the guard as an inexpensive way to reduce the likely damage to your teeth that occurs from teeth clenching or grinding, if you wait, you may significantly damage your teeth thereby requiring extensive and expensive dental restorations. Save them now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I grind my teeth at night and my dentist has given me a mouth guard. I still get migraines. What would you recommend for he migraines?
Have you consulted: with a neurologist yet?Get a more detailed answer ›
I grind my teeth and have braces a lot. Would the dentist give me a mouth guard even tho I have braces please help?
Yes: There are special mouthgaurds for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Ask you dentist which one would work for you. ...Read more
Buy Implants parts ?: Yes a license dds is the only person to buy certified sterile parts from a license vendor. However with the advent of ebay/craigslist etc. Just about anybody can buy anything. However, you would want only a trained dds surgeon with hundreds of training to place them. The implant fee is to help defray his training costs, not really the parts. To economize go to a dental school. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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