Smart Guard question
(Sacramento, CA USA)
Hi. I am on my 2nd night guard, both custom made by dentists. The first one was hard & caused more jaw pain. The 2nd was soft and caused my inner cheeks to get caught in my molars. I don't have TMJ disorder, but do have bruxism, migraines, and more recently for the last several months ear pressure/aching/stuffiness and periodic jaw pain. After going to an allergist, 2 ENT's, 2 dentists, and a chiropractor ...I'm still trying to determine if all my symptoms are from grinding at night and if they will be alleved by yet another night guard.
I watched the video of the molding of the Smart Guard. My concern is 2-fold: My mouth is small (I'm a 5'3" female, 145 lbs.) Also, the mouth guard looks like it fits high and into the top gumline. Can I trim that down because I'm sure that will be painful on my gums? The soft night guard I have now doesn't go that high into my gums and even it is sometimes painful on my gums.
Thank you for any guidance you can give.