Dental Devices

 

Dental Devices

Your dentist may recommend an oral device or splint to help ensure your long-term oral health. To ensure your splint or device is effective and comfortable, our laboratory technicians create custom-made devices, specifically designed for your teeth, mouth and particular problem.

Here are a few reasons why you may benefit from an oral device or splint:

Teeth Clenching or Grinding

You may be one of the 80% of adults who clench or grind your teeth. It typically occurs as you sleep and can be brought on by anxiety or stress. Clenching or grinding can lead to many physical problems such as a stiff neck and shoulders, headaches, migraines, disturbed sleep, wearing down of teeth, pain, or limited movement of the jaw called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

An oral device or occlusal splint may help relieve the painful symptoms that can occur from clenching or grinding and can also protect your teeth from further damage. An occlusal splint is a small plastic mouth guard, that is non-invasive and can be fitted and used immediately. The splint protects the teeth from premature wear, reduces jaw muscle activity and the noise from grinding the teeth.

There are different options available, and your dentist will discuss the best choices for you.

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

There are several solutions available for snoring and sleep apnoea. If the snoring is mainly coming from your mouth, you may benefit from a mandibular advancement splint (M.A.S.). The splint is most effective for both snoring and sleep apnoea as it gently holds your lower jaw and tongue forward, allowing your airway to open and making space to breathe and prevent snoring. Your splint will be made out of medical grade plastic.

If you grind or clench your teeth or struggle with snoring or sleep apnoea, we’d love to help. Click here to contact us or call us at 01403 252646.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

As you are aware the Chief Dental Officer announced on 28 May, that dental practices across England will be allowed to begin the process of reopening for all emergency and routine face-to-face dental care from Monday 8 June.

We have been clear in all our communication throughout the pandemic, that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues, and this continues to be the case. As a result, Worthing Road Dental Practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment (PPE) in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Rest assured, we will be working through the information as quickly as possible as and when it becomes available.  We will be communicating directly with you soon and via our website with more information about when the practice will re-open. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment. If you experiencing a dental emergency such as severe pain or need advice you should continue to contact the surgery who will be able to help on 01403 252646 or email us at appointments@worthingroaddentalpractice.com.

For out-of-hours emergency appointments:

Sussex Community NHS Trust provides out-of-hours appointments. More information is available for clinics located in the Crawley, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Chichester areas.

Click here for more details on how to make appointments or receive advice.

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