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Can I wear my night guard after tooth extraction or will it crak with grinding?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes you can

You are not likely to crack it.
It should not be a prob at all but it wouldn't hurt to ask your dentist.

In brief: Yes you can

You are not likely to crack it.
It should not be a prob at all but it wouldn't hurt to ask your dentist.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The night guard is very important for protection.
The extraction may cause the guard to be looser. If that is the case we suggest having the guard relined at the dental office. This will enhance the retention or the tightness of the guard following the extraction if needed.

In brief: Yes

The night guard is very important for protection.
The extraction may cause the guard to be looser. If that is the case we suggest having the guard relined at the dental office. This will enhance the retention or the tightness of the guard following the extraction if needed.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your dentist

Cracking the mouthpiece would probably not be an issue, but if the night guard needs to be modified, have the dentist do it, not yourself.
I would ask about wearing it or not for the short term.

In brief: Ask your dentist

Cracking the mouthpiece would probably not be an issue, but if the night guard needs to be modified, have the dentist do it, not yourself.
I would ask about wearing it or not for the short term.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your dentist

Your dentist should know you.

In brief: Ask your dentist

Your dentist should know you.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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