If you wake up with a sore jaw or struggle to manage the pain of frequent headaches or migraines, it could be from teeth grinding and TMJ problems. They can make you miserable and put your dental health at risk. Get help with our TMJ treatment in Naples, FL.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.
Dr. George Hoop and our team can end your teeth grinding and TMJ pain so you can:
- Eat and live more comfortably
- Protect your teeth from premature wear
- Prevent dental damage that threatens your healthy smile
To put an end to TMJ pain, call 239-734-7737.
Trust Our Team For Comfortable & Effective TMJ Solutions
Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, allows you to open and close your mouth. Naturally, it’s in constant demand every single day. It makes sense, then, why you might experience malfunction or misalignment with your TMJ resulting in this painful disorder, or TMD. If you suffer from teeth grinding or TMD, we can help you find comfortable, effective solutions.
Dr. George Hoop can provide a custom splint or mouthguard, worn while you sleep to prevent grinding, clenching, and putting any other undue stress on your teeth and jaw. Over time, customized mouthguards and splints can even allow your jaw to heal naturally.
Find Relief From Teeth Grinding & TMD Discomfort
Given the complexity of how your upper and lower teeth line up and function together, TMD creates several uncomfortable problems for you. Teeth grinding, for example, can be a consequence of TMD. Or you might involuntarily grind your teeth while you sleep, which can lead to TMD.
This is one of the reasons you can’t rely on self-diagnosing problems with your jaw. Dr. Hoop can provide a proper diagnosis for TMD. We might notice other symptoms commonly linked to this issue, like:
- Teeth grinding and jaw clenching involuntarily
- Ear pain
- Difficulty or discomfort while chewing
- Popping or clicking sounds in the jaw when chewing
- Pain or muscle tension in the jaw, neck, or face
- Tenderness or soreness in the jaw, especially in the morning