When you place your hands on both sides of your head, directly below your ears, you can feel the complex system of joints responsible for opening and closing your jaw. Known as the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), these joints make it possible to swallow, speak, chew and yawn. If you experience pain or difficulty moving these joints, it may be indicative of TMJ dysfunction. At Shiny Dental Spa we can treat TMJ 78641 with a customized night guard. Our portable, easy-to-use night guards can alleviate TMJ dysfunction and improve your overall quality of life.
If you notice a clicking or popping sound when you move your jaw, if your jaw locks or if you have facial pain, be sure to discuss these symptoms with your dentist as they may indicate TMJ dysfunction. To accurately diagnose TMJ dysfunction, our dentist will discuss your dental and medical history, and perform a comprehensive examination, using advanced digital radiography, as needed. TMJ dysfunction can be attributed to a number of causes, including arthritis, misalignments of the teeth and bite, injuries and bruxism. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, places excess strain on the TMJ, causing the joints to become inflamed. Teeth grinding can also wear down your teeth, causing them to chip and break. To prevent bruxism and alleviate pressure on the TMJ, our dentist can provide a TMJ 78461 night guard, which fits like a retainer, and keeps your upper and lower teeth slightly separated while you sleep. Your care and comfort are our top priorities and our attentive team will take the time to teach you how to properly utilize and maintain your night guard for the most effective outcome of care.
At Shiny Dental Spa we provide portable, comfortable and easy to use night guards to treat TMJ 78461. We offer the latest options in care to address all your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.