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So, chronic jaw pain has many causes. So, the first thing we need to think about is our diagnosis. What is causing the jaw pain? And we have to eliminate, you know, overall health conditions, tooth conditions, you know, stressful lifestyle. So, there are many causes of chronic jaw pain and teeth grinding. Now, from a teeth-grinding perspective, there’s nothing that we can do that will eliminate the teeth-grinding. What we do is we provide you with an appliance to minimize the damage caused by teeth grinding. So, we do provide, you know, night guards and appliances that patients wear, that work, you know, extremely well. And it serves as a preventive tool, just like how we have the patients use a Waterpik to prevent gum disease and reduce the consumption of sugary foods to reduce tooth decay. Night guards are a part of our treatment protocol to prevent patients breaking teeth.
We do have, you know, amazing technology to fabricate night guards, whereby we scan with a camera, the patient’s teeth, and we 3D print a night guard. Now, what does that mean from a patient perspective? Say for example you lose your night guard, you just have to call our office, we press a button, and we can print another one in 20 minutes, right? So, we have your digital files on hand, so that you don’t have to come back in. We don’t have to use impression materials or anything like that anymore. We utilize technology to deliver something which, you know, you don’t have to worry about anymore.