TMJ and Bruxism Therapy
Do you constantly battle problems like:
- Frequent headaches?
- Sharp, flat, or worn teeth?
- Broken restorations?
- Muscle pain?
- Clicking or popping of the jaw?
Then you may have a form of TMJ Disorder or chronic bruxism (clenching and grinding.)
Excessive stress and daily pressures can cause some of us to clench our teeth together tightly, creating strain on the facial muscles along with the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ.) Not only does this cause many of the complications listed above, but it can also cause gum recession and chipping of the tooth enamel near the gumlines.
Battle Creek Family Dentistry patients can get immediate benefits with a customized bite splint. Each splint is designed to fit your teeth precisely, preventing the upper and lower teeth from coming into full contact with one another. This prevents wear as well as tension within the TMJ and muscles. With regular daily wear, a bite splint can provide you with the prevention of TMJ pain and headaches.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you have TMJ disorder or have been grinding your teeth, we can quickly let you know after an assessment of your jaw, muscles and teeth.
A splint is one of the best ways to ensure the health of a long-lasting smile. Call us to get yours today!