Dental Complication to Oral Appliances
There are several rare, temporary or permanent dental conditions that can develop as a result of long term use of OA’s. OA’s are dependent on a healthy dentition and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).
These include but not limited to:
- Jaw joint pain, TMJ dysfunction, headaches, neck aches, back aches, pain on chewing, facial pain, clicking or popping of jaw joint, limited range of motion.
- Dental decay, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth pain, loosening or loss of teeth, fracturing or loss of dental restorations, shifting of teeth, opening of inter-tooth contacts, profile changes, decreasing of overjet and overbite
- Excess saliva, dry mouth, infection and irritation of gum tissue, difficulty chewing, oral cyst, oral cancer
Complications of OA’s are typically slow onset and often associated with advancement of the device to obtain greater benefit in the treatment of your medical condition of OSA.