What is Night Guard?

Category: Equipment

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See also: Mouthguard

A night guard is a dental device worn for the protection of the teeth and jaw from the detrimental effects of nighttime teeth grinding. It consists of a moldable plastic mouth guard that comfortably fits over the upper teeth.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Teeth grinding (bruxism) 12 5
Temporomandibular joint syndrome 7 2
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain 5 2
Biting inner cheek 1 2
Biting inner lip 1 2
Facial pain 1 2

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Night Guard

Side effect Patients
Hypersensitive gag reflex 1
Teeth grinding (bruxism) 1
Toothache 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Night Guard

Dosage Patients
daily 7

Why patients stopped taking Night Guard

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped using Night Guard

Duration

Currently using Night Guard

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Night Guard

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 7
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Night Guard

May 31, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for biting inner lip)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for biting inner cheek)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for biting inner lip)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for biting inner cheek)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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