Why You Need to Treat Your TMJ & Bruxism
Are you struggling with TMJ pain? Do you grind your teeth while you sleep (also known as bruxism)? In both cases, it is crucial to your dental health that your dentist treats these conditions.
There are many painful and inconvenient symptoms associated with bruxism and TMJ disorder, and our Concord, NH dental office can help you find relief from your suffering. Common symptoms of TMJ and bruxism include headaches, pain in the jaw, jaw joints that lock up, and pain in the neck or ears. While eliminating these symptoms alone is a reason to seek treatment for many people, they are usually not the most important reason.
Preventing Worn-Down Teeth
Over the long term, TMJ and bruxism can severely damage your otherwise healthy teeth. The physical force from the grinding and clenching motions can wear down or fracture your teeth, damage and inflame your gums, and even loosen your teeth. If you have been living with TMJ, bruxism, or both for an extended period, your teeth are at risk.
At White Park Dental, we encourage every one of our Concord, NH dental patients to seek treatment for their TMJ and bruxism immediately. The sooner you get treatment, the more likely you are to protect and save your teeth from damage. Our goal is to help you keep all of your natural teeth in prime condition.
Drs. Vasantha and Bogacz may use several different modalities to treat your TMJ and bruxism. We typically recommend oral appliances such as night guards to protect your teeth from potential grinding and clenching. We also suggest exercises for your jaw, prescription medications, and even jaw-alignment procedures.
Call Our Concord, NH Dental Office Today
Don’t let TMJ and bruxism in damage your beautiful smile! If these conditions are negatively affecting your life and your oral health, call our office today to learn how we can help you.