WHAT ARE NEUROMUSCULAR APPLIANCES?
Moving your teeth the wrong way can potentially cause neck pain, jaw pain, and headaches. The experts at Contemporary Dental Health The Center for Advanced Dentistry can assess the root causes of pain and discomfort in the mouth, jaw joints, and neck. Then, they can design high-quality mouth guards or other appliances that address those problems. We can also help patients who suffer from sleep apnea (trouble breathing at night) and snoring. We will help you decide which treatments will fit your needs during a consultation so that you can protect your teeth or get a better night’s sleep. Contact our office in Lake Oswego, OR to learn more.request an appointment
WHAT CAN NEUROMUSCULAR APPLIANCES DO FOR ME?
It depends on what kinds of issues you’re trying to correct. If you’ve made the decision to get a mouth guard, we may gather digital x-rays and mouth impressions to be sent off to a dental lab. All of our mouth guards are made from high-quality materials. When the guard is created and mailed back to our office, you will come back for a fitting. We can make small adjustments until it fits properly.
Once your mouth guard is created and fitted, we’ll give you instructions on how to properly care for it. You’ll need to clean it regularly before and after each use and store it in a safe, dry place when you’re not using it. We may ask that you bring your guard with you to your regular appointments so we can inspect it and possibly make recommendations on repairs or replacements (if necessary).