Most patients report that they can wear their dental device through the night and that it is helping them to snore less and sleep better within the first 10 days or so. It is important that the device fits properly. Normal responses such as increased salvation, or a tightness in the jaw muscles or the jaw joints, or mild soreness in the teeth especially the front teeth, can be expected as part of the process. A tooth hurting to the point where it still bothers you by the end of the day is not normal. And you should return to Dr. Drake’s Sleep Solutions, so that we can make the appropriate adjustments. Any time you have a question or something seems out of the norm, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.