TMJ pain affects millions of Americans every day. Headaches, migraines, sore jaws, and worn-down teeth are all side effects of not receiving TMJ treatment in Fort Myers. The team at Total Dental Solutions for Adults can help you overcome this painful situation by addressing the most common cause of TMJ pain: teeth grinding. Patients love our solutions because:George A. Hoop DDS, PA on TMJ Treatment and Teeth Grinding Read Transcript
The realm of TMJ problems can range from simple to very complex. Fortunately, in probably 95% of the situations, it's a problem that can be treated very simply. A lot of times people don't even know they have TMJ problems. We have patients come in for routine new patient examinations and they complain of frequent headaches, headaches when they wake up in the morning. There's not too many things that cause that problem outside of drinking too much the night before or clenching and grinding their teeth while they're asleep and overworking the muscles that are in the side of the face. It can stress out the jaw joint and give them pain and discomfort, and sometimes it's hard for them to really figure out where it's coming from and what the causes are. Fortunately, a lot of the times we can make a mouthpiece that they wear at night that gets the pressure off the jaw joint, gives their teeth a better fit and actually can relieve their symptoms without surgery, without medications, and without a lot of involved treatment.
- Custom-made bite guards are very comfortable to wear.
- You will feel more rested and pain-free when you wake up.
- Headaches and jaw pain will ease as your jaw heals.
- Any other necessary treatment can be completed in our office.
Find a Comfortable Solution to Nighttime Teeth Grinding
How can you know that you are clenching or grinding your teeth while you are sleeping? Look for these symptoms:
- Pain in your jaw and surrounding areas
- Ear pain without an infection
- Facial fatigue
- Being unable to open or close your jaw
- Popping, clicking, or grinding sounds while chewing
- Having a headache when you wake in the morning
A comfortable solution is waiting at our office. We can create a bite splint or bite guard. This is a small plastic mouthpiece that you wear while you are sleeping to prevent contact between your upper and lower teeth.
Not only will this prevent headaches and jaw pain, but it will also protect your teeth from damaging one another. One of the most common signs that we look for is worn-down, cracked, or chipped molars. This is a problem you want to address before the damage is too great to easily repair!