General + Cosmetic + Implant Dentistry
Serving Mill Valley, Tam Valley, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Sausalito, Tiburon, Corte Madera, San Rafael and Marin County, California.
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) and TMJ pain
Patients who grind their teeth or have a clenching habit could benefit from occlusal splint or nightguard therapy. This can also help alleviate chronic painful jaw joints (TMJ) or locked jaw.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Although an annoyance to others, most of the time snoring does not aversely affect your overall health. However, about five to ten percent of people who snore (usually quite loudly) have sleep apnea.
Snoring can be treated with an oral appliance that keeps airways unobstructed during sleep.
Oral Appliance Therapy is a conservative and medically recognized treatment option for snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Custom oral appliances have been proven to be effective in treating mild to moderate sleep apnea, and many patients find this option to be much more comfortable than the traditional CPAP machine .