| What are
side effects associated with the use of an oral appliance?
Patients may experience morning soreness in the teeth or
jaw muscles while adjusting to the appliance. In addition,
some patients experience excessive salivation. All of these
side effects improve within a few weeks of regular use and
some adjustments of the appliance. Patients with arthritis
or jaw joint dysfunction may have difficulty tolerating an
oral appliance. These possibilities need to be discussed with
your practitioner before the appliance is fabricated. Colds
and allergies where the nose is blocked can interrupt the
effectiveness of the oral appliance but this stops once the
nasal passages are clear again.
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