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What Is an Occlusal Guard?

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Starting the day with a headache is never a good sign, but it's been happening to you more frequently. Sometimes the headaches go away, but on the days they get progressively worse, you find it hard to focus and complete your tasks at work. An occlusal guard may be the solution you need and Dr. Suchi Chalasani can help!

What is an Occlusal Guard?

Also known as a mouth guard, an occlusal guard is a custom removable appliance designed much like a retainer to protect your teeth. We make this appliance with impressions taken of your teeth, so it's customized to fit your mouth. It's comfortable to wear at night while ...

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What Is an Occlusal Guard and Why Did We Recommend It?

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If we recommended an occlusal guard, you might wonder what that even means. In most cases, an occlusal guard is similar to a nightguard, or splint, and we usually recommend that patients wear them at night to protect their teeth or help their jaws relax. In some cases, however, patients can benefit from daytime use.

Why We Recommend Occlusal Guards

If you suffer from painful jaw joints due to TMD (jaw joint dysfunction) or due to bruxism (clenching and grinding your teeth), an occlusal guard provides relief – often within a week of starting use.

At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, we create custom occlusal guards that fit comfortably and provide relief ...

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