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Oral Appliances

Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and teeth grinding. An oral appliance fits over your teeth just like an orthodontic retainer while you sleep to provide support to your jaw, pushing it in a forward position to keep your airway open. A custom-fit oral appliance can help improve your sleep and help revitalize your health. 

Whether we’re treating nighttime sleep grinding, a diagnosed case of obstructive sleep apnea, or other jaw joint disorders, appliance therapy may be a valuable complement to your treatment. Our doctors use a variety of innovative designs depending on your treatment goals and preferences.

Sleep Apnea

At HillsView Dental we are concerned about the overall health of our patients, including sleep health. Many people suffer needlessly from disruptive sleep disorders such as sleep apnea that keep them from getting enough oxygen at night. Sleep apnea is when you repeatedly stop and start breathing while you sleep and there are several forms. Undiagnosed sleep apnea is often linked to heart disease, stroke, and metabolic issues like diabetes. If you are experiencing loud snoring, episodes where you stop breathing during sleep, gasping for air during sleep, waking up with d ry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty paying attention while awake, morning headache or irritability then you might have sleep apnea and you should speak with a medical professional.

Teeth Grinding

Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies and can withstand a tremendous amount of force. However, damage can occur, especially when grinding forces start to wear them away. A habit of nighttime clenching or grinding will harm teeth, muscles, and jaw joints over time.If you find yourself consistently clenching your jaw throughout the day, wake up with sensitive teeth, sore jaw, or a headache then you might be experiencing bruxism (teeth grinding). 1 out of 10 people experience bruxism but the cause is unique to each person. Daytime clenching is typically caused by stress, anxiety, tension or even concentration whereas nighttime grinding is related to hyperactivity, sleep apnea, acid reflux or can even be a side affect of medications. Bruxism can lead to pain, tooth fracture, chronic headache and TMJ syndrome.

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