Night Guards for TMJ & Bruxism
There are multiple reasons a night guard might be the right treatment for you. Many people who grind or clench their teeth will wake with a headache or toothache. Additionally, you may wake with sore muscles or tender jaw joints. Your teeth may have a flat worn appearance or look very short. Your sleeping partner may report that you make grinding noises in your sleep. This grinding and clenching can cause damage to teeth, fracture or shorten the longevity of dental restorations, loosen teeth and cause irreparable destruction to the jaw joint itself. Therefore, to protect your long-term dental health and help you keep your teeth healthy; your dentist may recommend an occlusal guard or a night guard. At Burgess Dental, we custom fit our patients to ensure the utmost comfort when wearing the device.
Night guards may not be covered by dental plans. Please speak with our front office team about your coverage eligibility.
Sleep Apnea Devices
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. A custom-fit oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health.
Worn only during sleep, an oral appliance fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
If you and your doctor decide that oral appliance therapy is the best treatment option for you, then your doctor will write a prescription for you to receive a custom-made oral appliance. Your dentist will recommend the oral appliance that is best for you. Oral appliance therapy is covered by many medical insurance plans.
Botox for facial esthetics and TMJ/TMD
As TMJ patients search for alternative treatments to manage their pain, a doctor may have suggested the possibility of trying Botox injections directly into the chewing muscles to relax these muscles. In addition to its well-publicized cosmetic uses, Botox has been approved by the FDA for painful conditions potentially related to TMJ, such as cervical dystonia and migraine.