top of page

Mouth Guards

  • 1 hour
  • Contact for pricing

Service Description

Who Needs a Mouth Guard? Athletes in Contact Sports: Hockey, lacrosse, football, basketball...many contact sports put you at risk for injuries to your teeth, jaw, head, face, and neck. A mouth guard is the ounce of prevention that’s worth a pound of cure when it comes to your teeth. If you or someone in your family plays a contact sport like the ones mentioned above, call us today for an appointment for a mouth guard. An athletic mouth guard protects teeth from impact trauma and it may save your smile. Nighttime Teeth Grinders: Teeth grinding and clenching often occur at night while patients are sleeping; therefore, many patients don't seek diagnosis. Common symptoms of teeth grinding include waking up with a headache, the feeling of tenderness or pain in the jaw, or unexplained damage to teeth. In addition, your partner may complain of clicking or chattering noises that you make when you sleep. Grinding and clenching during sleep can generate forces in excess of 200 pounds, and over time, can lead to damage of the tooth enamel and other oral health problems. If untreated, teeth grinding can result in permanent tooth and oral damage that require surgery or other expensive treatments. While reducing stress or home remedies may be effective treatments for minor cases of teeth grinding Quality Dental of Bowie understands the importance of helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. If you feel that sedation is necessary for your dental care, give us a call to learn more about our sedation dentistry. Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during their appointment. There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide: The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation. There is no after effect such as a “hangover”. Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc. Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging. It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as little as 2-3 minutes its relaxation and pain killing properties develop.

bottom of page