Have you experienced damaged teeth, a sore jaw or frequent headaches recently? Does your bite feel “off”, for lack of a better description? If so, you may be causing undue damage to your teeth without even knowing it. Bruxism refers to excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching, and it often occurs at night while we sleep.
If the pain stems more from the joints and facial area, and you’re subject to frequent clicking sounds and tenderness around your ears as you’re eating, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. This common disorder affects the muscles around the jaw, as well as the joints connecting the mandible to the skull.
We Can Help
If you have any of the aforementioned symptoms, we suggest coming in for an examination. Our dental team can recommend treatments to help alleviate many of these issues. From medications and jaw alignment to custom-fit nightguards, Northland Village Dental Centre is your go-to source for practical advice and healthy solutions.
Once we have assessed the condition properly, we will provide custom sleep mouthguards to prevent night grinding. The mouthguard used for treating bruxism acts as a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth.
In order to treat TMJ, special mouthguards called splints are provided which raise the bite and reposition the jaw in a way that helps relieve any symptoms and discomfort. These nightguards have to be custom made to ensure they are effective.
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