Happy holidays Houston! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of the Antoine Dental Center. We hope you’re all-rested up for all the holiday fun and excitement that’s just a few days away. But if you are suffering from a TMJ disorder or bruxism,you know it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep.
At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer custom mouth guards for grinding teeth. A custom mouth guard (often called a TMJ mouth guard) is an excellent and simple way to relieve jaw pain and help you sleep through the night. In addition, a custom mouth guard is an important physical protection against the potentially damaging grinding of teeth.
Recently, a patient came to use with a problem. He believed he was suffer from a TMJ disorder because his jaw hurt throughout the day, and he was having trouble sleeping at night. We evaluating his jaw and teeth at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. We found that he was actually suffering from bruxism, a disorder categorized by the clenching and grinding of teeth.
We immediately fitted him for a custom mouth guard. He recently called our office to tell us that his custom mouth guard had relieved his jaw pain. He was happy to be able to sleep through the night once again. He said his mood had even improved and he felt like himself again.
At the Antoine Dental in Houston, TX, we can offer realistic and practical treatments for TMJ disorders and bruxism. In today’s post, we’re going to tell you more about TMJ disorders and bruxism. We’ll also describe how a custom mouth guard can relieve much of the pain associated with these disorders.
TMJ disorders, sometimes referred to as as TMD, affect your jaw joint. TMJ disorders can cause you to suffer from jaw pain, and cause your jaw to click or pop when you eat or speak. TMJ disorders have been linked with painful headaches, migraines, and other discomfort in face, neck, and shoulders.
The direct cause of TMJ disorders is difficult to determine. Many patients with TMD also have arthritis in their joints. Without treatment, TMJ disorders can cause you to grind or clench your teeth when you sleep, causing you pain when you wake-up.
Bruxism is a disorder in which you clench or grind your teeth while asleep. Your teeth cannot held this excessive pressure; this stress upon them can cause headaches, joint pain, and facial pain. Without treatment, bruxism can also cause you to fracture your teeth. Bruxism can be caused by a variety of factors including stress, a misaligned jaw, or a poor sleeping position.
If you believe you may be suffering from bruxism or a TMJ disorder, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. Our skilled team has undergone hundreds of hours of training to diagnose and treat these disorders. We’ll examine your jaw and teeth and take digital x-rays to look for signs of bruxism or TMJ disorders.
If we diagnose a patient with a TMJ disorder or bruxism, we will work to find solutions for your painful symptoms. A custom mouth guard for grinding teeth can often bring relief. We also offer custom mouth guards called night guards to be worn during sleep. This simple and comfortable treatment option and help prevent teeth grinding, allowing you to sleep throughout the night and wake-up without jaw pain.
Custom mouth guards and night guards are safe and effective treatments for TMJ disorders and night guards. Custom mouth guards and night guards are specially fitted to your teeth; unlike cheap store-bought mouth guards, they won’t cause you discomfort or break apart in your mouth. Our practical and realistic solutions at Antoine Dental Center are non-invasive and affordable.
Make An Appointment
If you’re suffering from jaw pain, grinding of your teeth, clenching of your teeth, facial pain, or frequent headaches, you may be suffering from bruxism or a TMJ disorder. Schedule a consultation at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, to have your jaw and teeth evaluated.
We can determine if you are suffering from bruxism or a TMJ disorder, and provide you with realistic or practical solutions. Custom mouth guards and night guards can relieve your pain and allow you to sleep through the night. Call 713-364-8990 to schedule an appointment at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX.