Cerezen is an exclusive, therapeutic device which is custom made to deuit you. It is designed to be worn day or night, discreet enough to not be noticed, and is worn in the ear canal.
During jaw movement, chewing, talking etc - your ear canal opens and closes. The Cerezen device sits within the ear canal and very close to the jaw joint and current research shows that it can drastically improve a patient's quality of life.
What Causes Jaw Pain?
Around one in six people in the UK have experienced jaw pain at some point in their lives, with women more likely to experience it than men. It can occur at any age, but studies show it is more common between the ages o 20 and 50.
There are a multitude of reasons why people can experience jaw pain. Some are listed below:
- Tooth Grinding / Tooth Clenching - this is when small movements are made whilst clenching. It can not only wear away the enamel from your teeth, but also cause jaw muscle cramps, jaw aches, pain whilst opening, closing or chewing.
- Temparomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) - The joint connect the lower jaw to the skull and problems with the joint or the muscles associated with can lead to sever pain. The main causes are tooth grinding, an injury/impact to the jaw and incorrect posture, amongst others.
- Arthiritis - just like with the rest of your body
- Dental Disease - impacted or unerupted wisdom teeth, or dental infections, abscesses can sometimes affect the jaw joint.
- Pain, commonly around the jaw, but can be radiating to the cheek, ear, neck and/or shoulders
- Restircted movements
- Noises, such as popping, clicking, grating when moving the jaw
- Occlusion (how your teeth meet) - could feel different, not quite right.
The exact causes of jaw pain can be quick tricky to isolate, a thorough medical and dental history and examination can usually flag up an undelying cause however as the jaw joing is so complex your dentist may refer you to a TMJ expert where CT/MRI/ultrasound scans may be used to ideifty any underlying problems.
Depending on the cause and severity of the jaw pain there are many different treatments available, listed below:
- Self help - soft diet, heat pads, massages
- Medicines - over the counter painkillers
- Non Surgical Treatments - a 'bite guard' made by your dentist to separate the teeth, Cerezen
- Surgery - very rare, once other treatments have been exhausted a jaw joing replacement may be offered.
Whats different about Cerezen?
Visit https://www.cerezen.eu for all of the latest evidence and research on how this revolutionary device can improve jaw pain. Read and listen to patient and provider testimonials and if you have any more questions call your local S3 Dental practice to discuss whether it would be suitable for you.
Online Booking For New Patients
New patients are able to register and book online by clicking the BOOK ONLINE button below.
This will open up a new page in your browser and allow you to register and book your appointment at a convenient time to you. You will also be able to select if you wish to be seen as a Private patient or on the NHS. You will need your mobile telephone and an email address to register and book. Please ensure you receive confirmation via email that your appointment has been booked. In your confirmation email you will also receive a link, which you will need to download and fill in your MEDICAL HISTORY and SOCIAL HISTORY forms. You will need to bring these documents filled in to your dental appointment along with 1 form of photo identification and one recent utility bill as proof of address. If you are on any NHS exemptions, you will need to bring proof of this to your appointment, otherwise you will need to pay for your treatment on the day.
We ask that you attend approximately 15 minutes before your appointment to complete your registration on the day.
Please note that we have a strict failed or missed appointment policy, and if you miss your appointment, you will no longer be able to book any further appointments at S3 Dental.
We look forward to seeing you.
Online Booking For New Patients
Existing patients can now book an appointment for an examination or problem via our online booking facility.
Please click on the link below, where you will be directed to our online booking system.
Once the page loads, be sure to select "existing patient" at the top of the page and then proceed to book your appointment.
Alternatively you can use the CONTACT page and send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.