TMJ (Joint) Therapy

Hard Nightguard (TMJ Therapy, Occlusal Splint)

A nightguard is a custom-made, clear, horseshoe-shaped appliance, made of hard plastic, to relieve patients of TMJ pain. This splint is worn on either the top or bottom teeth and does not allow the teeth to interlock. This absorbs the force of the clenching and grinding to reduce joint irritation and inflammation. The goal of appliance therapy is that when the properly designed nightguard is worn for a period of time, the patient not only feels better, but that the patient will also stop grinding/clenching altogether. After designing your custom made nightguard, Dr. Silvestro will monitor you and make adjustments weekly until the TMJ discomfort is gone.
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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy
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