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