At Oasis Dental, Dr. Gherman can fabricate custom mouthguards to prevent injuries to teeth and supporting tissues common in certain sports. These appliances normally cover the top teeth and are better fitted and more retentive than over-the-counter alternatives. They can cushion a blow to the face and minimize the risk of lacerations and broken teeth.
For TMD (Temporo-Mandibular Disorder) and migraine sufferers, as well as for patients who clench and grind their teeth, it is crucial to relieve the muscle strain and pressure affecting the teeth and supporting tissues. For these cases, Dr. Gherman recommends the NTI, a small device that fits over the two front teeth, thereby keeping the canines and back teeth apart. This slight space allows muscle relaxation at the same time preventing tooth-on-tooth friction and possible trauma. Dr. Gherman is able to reline, polish, and custom-fit an NTI device in the same appointment.