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How the Preventive Oral Device® Can Treat Your TMJ

Oct 15, 2020 | Uncategorized

If you suffer from TMJ, you understand how severe and disruptive the pain and other symptoms can be. But the good news is, you don’t need to suffer anymore! The Preventive Oral Device® is custom made for you to help alleviate those painful symptoms, stop further damage, and move you towards happy living free of TMJ.

What is TMJ?

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, and we all have a left and right TMJ. These joints are one of the most important joints in the body. Not only does it allow for smooth opening and closing of the mandible, or jawbone, to speak and eat, but it can withstand powerful bite forces that come along with chewing our food. When there is an issue with either of the TMJ joints, they are likely suffering from a TMD or temporomandibular disorder, often referred to simply as TMJ.  

These disorders cause pain and tenderness near and around your jaw, pain in your ear, severe headaches, or clicking and locking of the joint while moving your mouth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek help to prevent further pain and damage. Treatment is available, and it’s easier than you think!

What is The Preventive Oral Device®?

This device is here to help you treat your symptoms of TMJ and improve your quality of life. The POD® is a US and internationally patented night guard worn while sleeping to help protect your teeth and stop tooth damage caused by clenching and grinding. 

By having the dental arches discluded, excessive wear of the teeth caused by bruxism is reduced. By utilizing patented Unilateral BiteBlock Technology®, the device can minimize bite forces while making more room for the tongue during sleep. The jaw’s disocclusion reduces muscle tension to alleviate jaw pain, facial pain, headaches, and other painful TMJ symptoms.

Why Choose The POD®?

Choose the Preventive Oral Device® to treat your TMJ symptoms and stop suffering from disruptive, painful symptoms. The POD® is:

  • Custom made for you to achieve a precise fit.
  • Made from high quality, biocompatibility tested material.
  • Allows for a full range of movement so you can open and close your mouth, as well as talk, drink water, and yawn while wearing it.
  • Covered by some insurance plans.

Seek Treatment from a TMJ Specialist in Suffolk County

Dr. Scott Simonetti, a TMJ disorder specialist, is here to help diagnose and put an end to your pain and discomfort caused by a TMJ disorder. Visit our website or give us a call at (631) 277-4848 to learn more about our POD® night guard treatment and how we can help you.
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