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Custom Nightguards For Bruxism And TMJ

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When you have jaw joint issues like TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding), then your oral health could deteriorate and you could develop painful symptoms. But our team can help you maintain good oral health with a custom and noninvasive nightguard. At your helpful neighborhood dental clinic in Dallas, TX, we want to address the strain behind your TMD and bruxism!

Warning Signs of Trouble

How do you know when to seek treatment for issues like TMD and bruxism? Warning signs often include headaches, migraines, jaw pain, facial aches and earaches, and pain in the neck and shoulders. You could experience a popping or clicking sensation in your jaw, or even toothaches and tooth sensitivity due to teeth grinding/clenching. When these warning signs occur, don’t ignore them. Instead, talk to our team about a diagnosis, so we can create a personalized treatment plan to bring relief and protect your smile from injury.

TMJ Disorder and Teeth Grinding

These are separate but often related disorders. For example, untreated TMJ disorder could lead to bruxism and vice-versa. TMJ disorder happens when the joints connecting your jaw and skull become strained and stressed, which can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and issues opening and closing your mouth fully. Bruxism occurs when you grind and clench your teeth at night, which can wear down structure or even crack and chip teeth. These can be brought on by high stress levels, misalignment, injury to the face or jaw, missing teeth, or issues with the growth of your jaw or the eruption of the teeth. The arrival of wisdom teeth could be a factor too. Our team will carefully examine your smile with advanced imaging technology to assess the causes and plan treatment with precision.

Our Custom Nightguards

Often, a custom nightguard is created to bring relief. The device will look and fit like a traditional mouthguard, but is custom-fitted for your smile based on detailed digital images and measurements we take of your smile. The device is then worn as you sleep. For TMD, this repositions the jaw to ease pressure on the joints and prevent discomfort. For bruxism, this also places a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to avoid further damage to your smile. The device is easy to use and clean, and can travel with you when you’re on the road.

If you have any questions about how we treat issues like TMJ disorder and teeth grinding with a nightguard, then contact our team today.

Learn More About General Dentistry With Bliss Dental!

We want to offer a healthier and more comfortable smile! Talk to our team at Bliss Dental in Dallas, TX to find out more about treating issues like TMJ disorder and teeth grinding. Give us a call at (972) 307-7777 today!