TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. These joints connect your jaw to your skull and you use them each day when you talk, laugh, and chew. If you or someone you know experiences constant facial pain or migraines, it may be due to a TMJ problem, also known as TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder).
Stress on the TMJ causes the muscles to become overworked. Overworking these muscles leads to soreness which can create migraine headaches and other painful symptoms.
TMD is often caused by teeth grinding. When you grind your teeth at night, you can damage them and cause too much stress on your temporomandibular joints. We will evaluate your bite (occlusion) to see the potential cause of the TMD.
Some of the treatments could be:
- Bite equilibration
- Sleep disorder therapy
- Full mouth rehabilitation
- Night guards
These treatments can prevent you from clenching and/or grinding your teeth while you sleep.
Night guards are worn at night during your sleep to prevent damage to your teeth from nightly teeth grinding. They are protective mouthpieces that are molded around the teeth to fit snugly in your mouth. Our custom night guards are made to fit individually. Once you’re wearing your night guard for the first time, we will have you go perform some normal jaw movements to make sure that the device is comfortable to wear.
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If you have any questions about our devices or temporomandibular concerns, call us at our office. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.