One of our goals at Dental Health PC is to provide the most conservative treatment possible in every situation. Oral appliances offer a simple, non-invasive treatment for a variety of conditions. Regardless of the application, every appliance we prescribe is custom-crafted just for you.
Whether we're treating nighttime sleep grinding, a diagnosed case of obstructive sleep apnea, bite problems, or other jaw joint disorders, appliance therapy may be a valuable complement to your treatment. Dr. Wood and Dr. Schapper use a variety of innovative designs depending on treatment goals and your preferences.
Due to a number of reasons like the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses, alcohol consumption, allergies, a cold, and also your weight, snoring can occur. Oral appliances provide the least invasive option and often a good choice for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. With the help of a snore guard, the patient's jaw could be prevented from receding, thus keeping the air passage of the throat open by keeping an opening for the tongue.
Bruxism (A Night Guard Appliance for Grinding Teeth at Night)
Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies and can withstand a tremendous amount of force. However, damage can occur, especially when teeth grinding forces occur at night. A habit of nighttime clenching or grinding will harm teeth, muscles, and jaw joints over time. Protecting your teeth against abrasive forces is critical. If you're waking up with a sore jaw or headaches, or you've noticed chips or flattening of your teeth, a consult with Dr. Wood and Dr. Schapper is recommended. The sooner the problem receives attention, the less damage there will be. Often a carefully calibrated night guard will eliminate the symptoms while protecting your precious enamel.
Athletic Sports Guards
Sports and activities are important for people of all ages, but protecting your smile should also be included at the top of your priority list. If not protected properly, almost all types of active sports can put your smile in jeopardy. At Dental Health PC, we provide customized sports guards for all types of sports, so you can protect your smile and play without any concern.