Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

Understanding TMJ

The temporomandibular joint, TMJ, is found on both sides of the jaw. We all have TMJ. However, for some of us, a TMJ disorder can cause discomfort. The good news is that something as simple as a custom-fitted nightguard may solve your TMJ problems.

Treatment for TMJ Pain and Issues

​​TMJ treatment often means preventing or easing the painful symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. Problems like grinding your teeth while you sleep, clenching your teeth, or even excessive tension that causes you to clench your teeth can cause damage to the joint, pull muscles in your face and jaw, and make you feel tired because you aren’t getting enough sleep at night. TMJ treatment such as a nightguard can keep you from worsening the problem.

Talk to Your Dentist

If you have been experiencing discomfort associated with your TMJ, talk to your dentist. They will be able to create a treatment plan that may include a custom-made nightguard to treat the pain.

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