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Is It Safe To Wear A Custom Fit Dental Guard?

Is It Safe To Wear A Custom Fit Dental Guard?

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A while back, I had a seizure that caused me to fall on my face and damage my top front teeth. It took sone time, but they’re finally fixed! My dentists and dental assistant are worried about me damaging my teeth again so they made me a custom fit dental guard. The guard is supposed to protect my teeth from grinding as well.They said the guard is optional and that I could wear it for a few hours in the day or in the night while I sleep. However, they keep highly recommending I wear it.… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If you have a custom fit mouth guard, then unless your neurologist says "no", then you should wear it. It was my dentist 10 years ago who noted that it appeared as if I was grinding my teeth when I sleep (thus taking the sharpness off of the time), and thus he created the molds to have me the mouth guards that locks on to my teeth because the molds were created by a clay placed on my teeth to give that exact shape. They prevent the grinding and can be an aid if I have a fall from a full seizure. Since, the are fit to your teeth and thus are locked in place, there is no way that they are coming off unless you pull them off thus safe for wearing when sleeping--which is I wear mine because that was determined that I was grinding my teeth, other than potentially during a partial seizure.

Once I had the mouth guard in, the dentist said there was no more sign of any grinding.

edited, originally posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I wear a night guard and have tonic clonic seizures at night. The night guard protects my teeth and my tongue when I bite down during my seizure. It's never been a concern. However, depending on how often or how severe your seizures are, you might need to replace the night guard more often than the general public.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I do wear my guard only in the evening but it was just to keep my teeth straightened & plus my sister works for at dentist who its good to stop grinding them at night.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I wear one cause its for one to keep my teeth straight. Not sure if thats what you are asking.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have a mouth guard, but when I was diagnosed with epilepsy my dentist said to stop wearing it. My seizures are primarily nocturnal.🤷🏾‍♀️

posted 4 months ago
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