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Where Can I Get 33176 Night Guards?

On either side of your head, just below your ears, is a system of complex muscles and joints that make it possible to open and close your jaw. The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ as it is commonly referred to, plays an important role in allowing you to swallow, chew and speak. When the TMJ becomes inflamed, it can cause discomfort, make it difficult to get through the day and interrupt sleep at night. Fortunately, your highly skilled dentist at Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, PA provides state-of-the-art care with customized 33176 night guards. Night guards are an effective solution for addressing the symptoms of TMJ disorder for many patients

33176 Night Guards

If you are experiencing facial pain, locking of the jaw or a popping sound when you chew, these symptoms may indicate TMJ disorder, and should be discussed with your dentist right away. Your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination and use diagnostic films, as needed, to rule out other causes of your condition and determine the correct diagnosis. Your dentist will also test your bite and evaluate the movement of your jaw. TMJ disorder may be caused by myriad conditions, including arthritis, dislocation, injury, tooth and jaw misalignments, stress and teeth grinding. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can cause and exacerbate an existing condition of TMJ disorder. To address bruxism and alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorder, your dentist may recommend 33176 night guards. A night guard keeps your jaw in place to prevent pressure on the joints. Your dentist will take impressions to design a night guard that fits comfortably and works effectively. The night guard is worn over the top and bottom teeth, like a retainer, and is portable and easy to clean.

If you’re suffering from TMJ disorder, 33176 night guards may be the helpful appliances you need. At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, PA, we provide solutions to improve your oral and overall health. To learn more, give us a call today.

 

10621 N. Kendall Drive Suite #102
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 894-3765

Where Can I Get 33176 Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Sleep apnea is a common, but serious sleep disorder that occurs when regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. The most common form of this disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, occurs when the soft tissues of the throat collapse during sleep. At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, your provider 33176 sleep apnea treatment, your dentist can provide you with an oral appliance to help keep the throat open while you sleep.

33176 Sleep Apnea

To diagnose sleep apnea, you will need to visit your health care provider for a sleep study. Your doctor may observe loud snoring, cessation of breathing, abrupt awakenings and gasping for breath. Because sleep apnea interrupts your sleep cycle, you may experience daytime symptoms, such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating and headaches. Men who are over the age of forty and overweight are at an increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea. A patient with a large tongue or tonsils, a small jaw or allergies is also more at risk for sleep apnea. Your 33176 sleep apnea dentist will carefully check your mouth, neck and throat and ask a series of questions about your symptoms. Studies indicate that oral appliance therapy is an effective approach to treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This method of treatment can be used on its own, or in conjunction with other forms of treatment, such as a CPAP machine, which supplies air through the nasal passage to keep the airway open. Your oral appliance is custom designed to fit comfortably, and is portable and easy to clean. The appliance is worn over the teeth, similarly to a retainer. It shifts and supports the jaw to prevent airway collapse.

At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, your 33176 sleep apnea dentist, we use state-of-the art technology and treatment methods to provide you with relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea. Our goal is to help you get a good night’s sleep and improve your quality of life. To learn more about our services, call today.

 

10621 N. Kendall Drive Suite #102
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 894-3765

33176 sleep apnea

Do you need 33176 sleep apnea treatment?

Sleep apnea is a common, but serious sleep disorder that occurs when regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. The most common form of this disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, occurs when the soft tissues of the throat collapse during sleep. At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, your provider 33176 sleep apnea treatment, your dentist can provide you with an oral appliance to help keep the throat open while you sleep.

33176 sleep apnea

To diagnose sleep apnea, you will need to visit your health care provider for a sleep study. Your doctor may observe loud snoring, cessation of breathing, abrupt awakenings and gasping for breath. Because sleep apnea interrupts your sleep cycle, you may experience daytime symptoms, such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating and headaches. Men who are over the age of forty and overweight are at an increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea. A patient with a large tongue or tonsils, a small jaw or allergies is also more at risk for sleep apnea. Your 33176 sleep apnea dentist will carefully check your mouth, neck and throat and ask a series of questions about your symptoms. Studies indicate that oral appliance therapy is an effective approach to treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This method of treatment can be used on its own, or in conjunction with other forms of treatment, such as a CPAP machine, which supplies air through the nasal passage to keep the airway open. Your oral appliance is custom designed to fit comfortably, and is portable and easy to clean. The appliance is worn over the teeth, similarly to a retainer. It shifts and supports the jaw to prevent airway collapse.

At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, your 33176 sleep apnea dentist, we use state-of-the art technology and treatment methods to provide you with relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea. Our goal is to help you get a good night’s sleep and improve your quality of life. To learn more about our services, call today.

10621 N. Kendall Drive Suite #102
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 894-3765