More About Oral Appliances For TMJ
Whether at the dentist’s office, the local pharmacy, on the Internet, watching the Home Shopping Network, or at the local sporting goods store, we are all bombarded with a vast array of oral appliances that promise to do something special. They are touted to get your snoring under control, manage your sleep apnea, get rid of your morning headaches and TMJ problems, cure your migraines, stop teeth grinding, prevent you from biting your tongue and cheeks while sleeping, or even give you more strength and better athletic performance! There seems to be an appliance for whatever ails you.
Here’s what you need to know about the oral appliances for TMJ (also called TMJ mouthguards, among many other names). Oral appliances for TMJ are designed to stabilize and heal the orthopedic compromises that have led to pain and jaw motion limitations. When worn at night, they do not stop teeth clenching or grinding but rather reduce the impact. They can also prevent your lower jaw from moving into an unstable position leading to joint noise, locking, and pain.
In addition to nighttime wear, some patients wear their TMJ oral appliances during the day to help address severe problems that prior treatment efforts at other practices have not helped.
Oral Appliances For TMJ Therapy At New York
TMJ & Orofacial Pain
The care we provide for pain and sleep problems is a result of our experiences gained over the three decades. Although there is a great deal of science behind our treatment decisions, there is a measure of art as well. Whenever pain problems are confronted, knowing the person attached to those symptoms is critical and will determine which treatments are chosen, how they are sequenced, and when they are changed or modified in the pursuit of the best possible outcome.
Our relationship with you starts with a conversation, and this conversation becomes the foundation for figuring out what it will take to make you feel better. Our formula works, and we look forward to having the opportunity to guide you toward recovery. Board-certified Orofacial Pain specialists lead our team with decades of experience and a deep understanding of how to use mouthguards for TMJ pain and airway problems, including snoring and sleep apnea.
If you’re tired of suffering, we can help. Our expertise is unsurpassed in the NYC metropolitan area, and our offices are conveniently located in Manhattan, Westchester County, and Long Island. Call 888-560-6674 to make an appointment, or if you can’t call, complete this quick
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