Snoring & Sleep Apnea
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea – a condition in which relaxation of the muscles around the tongue and throat causes the tissues to block airflow to the lungs while you sleep.Dr. Rizzi will be more than happy to discuss the treatment options with you.
TMJ (Jaw Joint) Solutions
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is plain in the jaw joint that can be caused by a variety of medical problems. The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. Certain facial muscles control chewing. Problems in this area can cause head and neck pain, facial pain, ear pain, headaches, a jaw that is locked in position or difficult to open, problems biting, and jaw clicking or popping sounds when you bite.
Equilibration (Bite Adjustment)
Bite adjustment is similar to a night guard in that it is an attempt to give a person a bite which inherently reduces force. Just as a night guard reduces force on teeth by positioning the lower jaw properly when biting and also by guiding the lower jaw in movement, a bite adjustment accomplishes the same thing but in a permanent way, not being removable like a night guard. It involves precise and minimal adjusting away of the outer coating of the tooth (enamel) to re-shape the tooth to idealize the bite.
We also provide Implant Rehabilitation and Complete Dentistry.