A deprogrammer is a dental appliance similar to a retainer and prevents your teeth from biting together. While the E-appliance could potentially be used for bruxism, it can be used for a variety of other treatments, mostly related to bite problems. This oral protector can also relieve your TMJ pain. If are unsure as to whether or not you have a bite problem, the following are a few common symptoms:
- Frequent headaches or earaches
- Loosened teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Pain or discomfort in the jaw muscles
- Clenching/ grinding your teeth
- No “home position” for your teeth
While there are many appliances available for these conditions, Dr. Jacinto and Dr. Zumaeta often use a guard known as an E-appliance deprogrammer. The E-Appliance is comfortable and effective, and it does not need to be adjusted as it wears. Since this appliance is self-adjusting, it produces many treatment benefits: it is both a diagnostic tool and a way to temporarily relax the jaw while reducing muscle tension, headaches and excess tooth wear. Furthermore, it does not produce dental interference and keeps your joints in the most natural position.
With the E-appliance deprogrammer in Glendale, California, the more you wear your appliance, the more you protect your teeth – and the better you feel! We invite you to learn more about this advantageous treatment by calling 818-296-0185 to speak to a team member and make an appointment with our dentists.