night guard

night guard

(nīt gahrd)
A removable acrylic appliance intended to relieve temporomandibular joint pain and other effects of grinding the teeth (bruxism). Usually worn at night to prevent grinding during sleep.
Synonym(s): occlusal guard.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Night guard

A removable, custom-fitted plastic appliance that fits between the upper and lower teeth to prevent them from grinding against each other.
Mentioned in: Bruxism
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

night guard

(nīt gahrd)
Removable acrylic appliance intended to relieve temporomandibular joint pain and other effects of bruxism.
Synonym(s): occlusal guard.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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