Oral Appliances From Our Clearwater, Florida Dentist
Night guards are very commonly used and there are many reasons for using them. Many people have problems with their joints, with their TMJ, with sore muscles, and many of us are what we call bruxers – we grind our teeth and many of us do it unconsciously.
Over time, it wears the teeth down and many of our patients we find by using a night guard, they can reduce the stress on those teeth by a significant amount.
Clearwater Dental Associates is able to manufacture a number of oral appliances and mouth guard for sports, snoring, bruxism, and sleep apnea. If you are interested in an oral appliance, call us today at (727) 373-6628.!
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can lead to tooth wear, fractures, and other dental health problems. If you grind your teeth at night, you may not even know it aside from waking up with a headache or sore teeth. You may also not be getting restful sleep, causing stress and other complications aside from your dental health. We can fit you with a night guard or sleep apnea mouthpiece and bite splint to keep your jaw secure at night, helping you sleep better and protecting your teeth as well!
There are a number of appliances that can treat nighttime bruxism, and it’s hard to determine which one is right for you when choosing from all the different types. Schedule an appointment with us today so that our staff can find the best course of treatment for your bruxism.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition with many complications and health risks. Sleep apnea is a condition where your airway is obstructed in your sleep, leading to a long pause in your breathing. This loss of oxygen can be dangerous but is treatable with a simple oral appliance that will keep your jaw and tongue in a position which will prevent airway blockage.
In order for us to fit you with a snoring or sleep apnea appliance, you will have to schedule a sleep study at an outside facility. While our experience and trained staff can fit you with the best appliance for your needs, we will refer you to a specialist to get a clearer diagnosis of what is going on while you sleep.
If you need a mouth guard or oral appliances for sleep apnea for any reason, call our Clearwater Florida dentist office today at 727-373-6628 or schedule an appointment using our online form. We look forward to treating you!