Relieve Pain And Protect Your Smile With TMJ & Teeth Grinding Treatment
TMJ pain and teeth grinding are serious problems, but they can be quickly and easily solved at McNulty and Dancausse General Dentistry. With a noninvasive oral appliance, we can help alleviate the common symptoms of TMJ or teeth grinding issues, including:Dr. Luis Dancausse on TMJ treatment Read Transcript
TMJ disorder is a problem in the jaw joint, which is right in front of your ear there. Typically, it's caused by clinching or grinding, and when we see a patient that has that and we believe that's where it's coming from, we might get some images to check the jaw joint itself. As long as everything looks okay there, it’s typically related to clinching or grinding your teeth, or bruxing, and the first line of treatment for that is making a night guard. We take some molds of your teeth, make some custom models of your mouth, and then the lab fabricates an appliance that's worn to help with that.
If you’re ready to get relief from these daily nuisances, call 704-766-8662 today so Dr. McNulty or Dr. Dancausse can examine your smile at our relaxed Charlotte, NC dentist office and recommend swift treatment.
Take The Pain Away With An Easy Mouthguard
Dr. McNulty or Dr. Dancausse will take a look at your mouth’s condition to determine if you’re dealing with TMJ or teeth grinding issues. If you are, a customized mouthguard may solve all of your problems.
This mouthguard will be made in a lab to fit comfortably in your mouth and relieve tension in your face and jaw. That kind of muscular stress can also cause discomfort in your neck, head, and shoulders. Your mouthguard will also prevent teeth grinding, which wears down your teeth and makes them sensitive and vulnerable to decay and fractures.
Understand Why You’re Dealing With TMJ Or Teeth Grinding Issues
“TMJ” actually refers to your jaw joints, or temporomandibular joints. When stress is placed on these joints, it leads to temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD. TMD is what causes the discomfort you’re experiencing, as well as teeth grinding at night. Involuntarily teeth grinding while you sleep is a serious condition known as “bruxism.” Bruxism can cause dental pain and possibly require restorative dentistry.
The causes of TMD and teeth grinding are often difficult to pinpoint. Arthritis and injuries have been known to lead to both. Whatever the cause of your condition, our doctors have solutions to help relieve the pain.