Oral Appliances

Oral Appliances - Ocean Front Dentistry - Virginia BeachMany times, our patients here at Oceanfront Family Dentistry complain of problems that are easily preventable. Some of these issues include jaw clicking or popping, teeth sensitivity, headaches, ear pain, snoring and sleep apnea. Two ways to treat these common oral problems are with the following:

Nightguard

A nightguard is a plastic dental appliance made specifically for your mouth. This appliance is worn over the teeth, similar to a retainer, to protect the teeth from any grinding or clenching that may be happening in your sleep. When you sleep, the nerves responsible for controlling the amount of pressure you put on your teeth when you close your jaws are inactive, so you can potentially put up to 10 times more pressure on your teeth without even realizing it!  A nightguard is an easy fix for many problems caused by grinding and clenching and we are happy to provide you with one here at Oceanfront Dentistry.

Sleep Apnea/Snoring Appliances

Our dentists here at Oceanfront Dentistry are also proud to offer one of the frontline treatments for patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and snoring.  We will custom fit you with a small plastic device that fits in the mouth during sleep like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances help prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, keeping the airway open during sleep and promoting adequate air intake.  Click here to learn more about TAP, Myerson EMA, Silent Nite devices.

 

If you have any questions about nightguards or sleep apnea, feel free to contact us by phone at 757.428.6656, click here to email us or request an appointment on the right hand side of the screen. We will be happy to talk to you about what option is most suitable for you.