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Sleep apnea, bruxism, snoring, and TMD are common disorders treated at Dr. Ronald Rasi’s Roseville office. Our experienced team offers dental appliances like night guards to prevent accelerated wear and tear of the teeth caused by the above health issues. These dental appliances are minimally invasive ways to provide patients with relief of bothersome issues related to sleep disordered breathing and teeth grinding.
Dental Appliances Options
Dental appliances provided by our office can include mandibular advancement devices (MAD) or tongue retaining devices (TRD) that work to improve an individual’s sleep by preventing the unconscious activity that aggravates or causes sleep related disorders and side effects
Constant grinding at night or inconsistent sleep cycles can lead to many health problems, including premature wear on teeth, high blood pressure, and stroke. Custom-fitted dental appliances work to adjust jaw and soft tissue position to prevent complications from such disorders. For instance, dental night guards snugly fit over a patient’s teeth to prevent activities such as grinding and provide cushion that takes pressure off sensitive jaw joints.
Common Dental Disorders Treatable by Appliance Therapy
While severe cases of sleep apnea may require additional treatments, dental appliances take care of a slew of ailments, including:
TMD (TMJ Treatment) – The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, acts as a hinge in the jaw to afford an individual the ability to move jaw arches to speak and eat. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is categorized as abnormalities surrounding the facial muscles of this joint that create clenching, teeth grinding, and facial pain. TMJ treatment from our office typically involves a custom-fitted dental appliance which prevents the accelerated wear and tear TMD has on an individual’s teeth and reduces discomfort from this problem.
Bruxism – Categorized as involuntary grinding of the teeth, usually occurring at night, bruxism can quickly cause unwanted dental related problems, such as migraines or accelerated wearing of the teeth. However a night guard prevents flattening of enamel, particularly on chewing surfaces, caused by grinding.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring – A potentially serious disorder, sleep apnea can have detrimental effects on an individual’s overall health. Not only does sleep apnea cause fatigue and loud snoring, it is associated with heart disease, diabetes, depression, and stroke. A sleep apnea dental appliance allows patients a good-night’s rest, which facilitates better breathing and leads to improved quality of life.
Contact Our Placer County Dental Office
Our patients feel a night and day difference in terms of overall wellness and comfort with dental appliances. Receiving the necessary equipment to combat common disorders like the above is the first step to a better life. For more information on dental appliances for sleep apnea, snoring, and TMJ pain, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rasi, stop by our Roseville dental office or give us a call today!