Occlusal Appliance Therapy (Bite Guard)

There are many conditions for which we may recommend occlusal appliance therapy, commonly called a bite guard.  When deciding what type of occlusal appliance therapy is best for a patient, we examine medical and dental history, a patient’s joints, muscles, occlusion, posture and habits.  There are many diagnostic, therapeutic and restorative options to consider based on a patient’s symptoms.  These include, but are not limited to, stress/behavior management, occlusal appliance therapy, acupuncture, medication (the addition or elimination of, after consultation with your physician), and botulinum (BOTOX®) therapy.

Symptoms of Needing Occlusal Therapy

Please consider requesting an occlusal analysis appointment with either Dr. Chad Colson or Dr. Jill Colson if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • jaw joint pain
  • limited mouth opening due to pain
  • chronic head and neck muscle tenderness
  • headaches associated with clenching
  • tooth wear or bruxism

An anterior bite plane is a very useful diagnostic tool that we use in our practice.  Please watch the following video to understand the purpose behind an anterior bite plane.

Have any of the symptoms listed above?
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