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CARE BEYOND THE CHAIR

JAW JOINT PROBLEMS AS PER KOIS (2015)

BITE PROBLEMS AS PER KOIS (2015)

DEPROGRAMMER APPLIANCE:

WHAT IS A DEPROGRAMMER? A Deprogrammer is a removable retainer-like appliance allows us to evaluate the stability of your bite. Every time you chew or swallow you must adapt your jaw to the best fit for your teeth. If this fit is not ideal for your jaw joint and muscles, you are at a higher risk for experiencing facial pain as well as worn, broken or loose teeth.

HOW DOES IT WORK? The Deprogrammer removes the influence of your teeth from your chewing system by preventing them from touching, interlocking and reinforcing the position of your existing bite. This allows your lower jaw to relax into a more comfortable position.

How long do I need to wear my Deprogramme

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO WEAR MY DEPROGRAMMER? You can expect wearing the deprogrammer for up to one month. During this time it should only be taken out of your mouth while you are eating meals and cleaning your teeth.

How does my Deprogrammer feel in my

HOW WILL A DEPROGRAMMER FEEL IN MY MOUTH? The deprogrammer is designed to be as comfortable as possible. Within a few days you will likely have adapted to talking with it in your mouth. Some people initially experience soreness in their chewing muscles, which resolves as those muscles relax.

IF I DON’T PROCEED WITH TREATMENT AFTER WEARING THE DEPROGRAMMER, WILL MY BITE REMAIN CHANGED? No, your chewing system will adapt back to your original bite after a few hours of leaving the deprogrammer out of your mouth.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DEPROGRAMMER? Clean your deprogrammer every time you clean your teeth. Gently brush your appliance with toothpaste and rinse with warm water. Any time the deprogrammer is out of your mouth, keep it in its retainer box.

HOW MUCH WILL MY BITE CHANGE? The change in your bite is usually very slight, although the improvement in the feel of your bite after wearing the deprogrammer can be dramatic.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR DEPROGRAMMER TO ALL DENTAL APPOINTMENTS UNTIL WE INSTRUCT YOU OTHERWISE

EQUILIBRATION AS PER KOIS (2015)

NIGHT-TIME TOOTH GRINDING AS PER KOIS (2015)

This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.