If you wake up with a sore jaw, sensitive teeth, or headache, teeth grinding (bruxism) may be the reason. The habit of clenching or grinding the teeth can cause severe pain, tooth fracture, headache, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. At Jax Smiles Dentistry, our experienced dentists can help you get relief from bruxism and TMJ-related discomfort.
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TMJ & Teeth
Teeth grinding happens subconsciously while you’re asleep. It can also occur when you’re awake and performing an activity. You might be unaware that you grind your teeth. However, constant headache and sore jaw when you wake up is a sign of teeth grinding. If you suspect you may be suffering from bruxism, get checked immediately.
The temporomandibular joint is a jaw point that helps move your mouth when chewing, talking, and performing any action with your mouth. Excessive stress on this joint can cause severe pain and discomfort. Bruxism can cause significant teeth damage, in some cases, can lead to tooth loss, requiring a dental implant or extensive dental procedures.
TMJ & Teeth Grinding Treatment at
Jax Smiles Dentistry
At Jax Smiles Dentistry, our dentists can help you find relief from bruxism. After a careful examination of your condition, our dentist may outfit you with a nightguard to prevent damage to the mouth while you’re asleep. It will protect your teeth, muscles, and TMJ from excessive forces during the grinding episodes.
Based on your specific symptoms and stressors, our dentist may take several approaches, including behavioral strategies, medication, and procedures to cope with stressors that lead to teeth grinding. Our professional dentists look forward to helping you manage and overcome bruxism and TMJ-related issues.
Give us a call to schedule an appointment and discuss your treatment plan.
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