Triangle Dentistry is the perfect place for your whole family! We provide a variety of additional services, from athletic mouthguards to sleep apnea appliances. Our experienced team will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. We want you to have a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come.
These are protective devices for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouthguard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism or TMD, or as part of certain dental procedures. We carry a variety of professional fitting mouthguards to protect your teeth including Under Armour®Mouthguards.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD, TMJD) is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles of the muscles that move the jaw and the temporomandibular joints. The most important feature is pain, followed by restricted mandibular movement, and noises from the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) during jaw movement. Although TMD is not life-threatening, it can be detrimental to quality of life, because the symptoms can become chronic and difficult to manage. TMD is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
A sleep apnea oral appliance is molded to fit a patient’s teeth. Appliances function by moving the lower jaw forward in order to open up the airway during sleep, thus promoting better breathing and less apneas. Some oral appliances restrict tongue movement in order to prevent the tongue from blocking the airway. Oral appliances are generally more successful at treating mild and moderate sleep apnea and less effective at treating severe sleep apnea. Most patients find them more comfortable than CPAP machines.