What are the symptoms of temporomandibular disorders?
TMJ causes jaw pain due to a misalignment of the jaw, which can then cause clicking, popping, grinding, difficulties opening and/or closing the jaw, and lockjaw. In addition to jaw pain, TMJ might also cause chronic headaches, ear ringing or pain, pressure and pain around the eyes, tooth pain, facial pain, congestion, neck pain, shoulder pain, and back pain.
How can TMJ be treated?
The effects of TMJ can be reduced by using an occlusal guard, otherwise known as a mouthguard. The mouthguard is worn at night, and protects your teeth against pain, damage, and discomfort caused by teeth grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism. At Bright Valley Dental, we will create a custom occlusal guard specific to you to ensure the guard fits comfortably in your mouth.