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The POD

The POD® is a FDA 510k cleared custom night guard (K182820) used for the amelioration of clenching and bruxing associated with TMD and is to be used to aid in relief of symptoms of TMD/TMJ. US Patent #10639187.

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The POD® is a custom fit, laboratory fabricated intraoral mandibular splint designed to aid in treating bruxism and TMJ Dysfunction. Worn during sleep, the device serves to protect the teeth and restorations from the destructive forces of bruxism and will help to alleviate TMJ/TMD, headaches, and facial muscle pain. The unique design increases anterior tongue space while limiting the amount of occlusal contact points with the maxillary arch. Limiting occlusal contacts allows for a reduction of trigeminally innervated muscular activity and can reduce muscle tension and help alleviate associated TMJ pain symptoms and headaches. The POD® is:

  • Custom made for you, for a precise fit.
  • Made from high quality, biocompatible materials, with a one year warranty.
  • Allows full range of mouth movement–you can open and close your mouth, as well as talk, drink water and yawn while wearing the splint.
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BRUXISM:

Stop the grind that is negatively impacting the quality of your life.

WHAT IS BRUXISM:

Bruxism, also known as tooth grinding, is the medical term for clenching or grinding the teeth during sleep or during the day. Bruxism is a common condition and when done occasionally, may not be harmful. When it occurs regularly, it may be associated with moderate to severe tooth damage, facial pain, jaw pain, limited jaw movement, headaches and disturbed sleep.

Do you Suffer from Bruxism?

  • Teeth grinding or clenching, which may be loud enough to awaken your partner
  • Worn tooth enamel or notches, exposing deeper layers of tooth
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw sounds such as clicking, popping, or locking of the jaw
  • Facial muscle tightness, jaw pain
  • Earache –because of severe jaw muscle contractions
  • Tension, stress or migraine headaches
  • Chronic facial pain

Why is teeth grinding harmful?

In some cases, chronic teeth grinding can result in fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. Chronic grinding may wear teeth down to stumps. When this happens, bridges, crowns, root canals, partial dentures and dentures may be needed. Not only can severe grinding result in tooth loss it can also affect the jaws, result in hearing loss, cause or worsen TMD/ TMJ, and even change the appearance of your face. Sleep bruxism may also be linked with medical conditions and have an impact on your quality of life.


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