Your family-friendly dental home in Kilgore

Night guards protect your teeth and relieve pain from nighttime grinding and clenching

 

A night guard helps many dental patients enjoy a much more comfortable quality of life. 

Temporomandibular join disorders (commonly called TMJ) can cause significant pain and discomfort as well as problems for your jaw function and oral health. TMJ is often the result of bruxism—nighttime clenching and grinding of the teeth. 

Please call our office at 903-218-4044 or email us at appointment@drjoeydeg.com if you are experiencing these symptoms:

  • Chronic pain in your jaw, face, or ear
  • Increased sensitivity in your teeth
  • Frequent headaches and/or migraines
  • Feelings of tiredness or tightness in your jaw when you awaken

Our dentists will also examine you for signs of excessive tooth wear, worn tooth enamel, or indentations on the sides of your tongue. These symptoms may be indicators of bruxism. 

Our dentists can fit you with a custom nighttime mouth guard to protect your teeth while you sleep and alleviate the resulting pain and dental problems resulting from bruxism. 

Member - American Dental Association

Member - American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Member - Texas Dental Association