If you have problems with your teeth grinding, a common symptom of the jaw condition called TMJ disorder, you may need a night guard from us at Lakehurst Dental. They are available crafted from both soft and more rigid materials, so that no matter your needs and preferences, we can meet them.
The reasons behind TMJ disorder can range from arthritis to disk erosion, as well as the results of accidents or injuries. The TMJ or temperomandibular joint connects your lower jaw to your skull. And it’s a joint that is used frequently. Virtually any time that you speak, chew, yawn or do anything that requires your the up and down or side to side movement of your jaws , your TMJ will be put to use. There are many symptoms that are associated with it, but it is with teeth grinding that our Toms River night guards are especially useful. Other signs of TMJ disorder include jaw pain, although pain can extend up to the other parts of the face; even as far as your ears. The likelihood of you developing this condition is greater if you’re between 20 and 40 years old, and a woman (who get TMJ disorder more often than men do) Teeth grinding is another indication, and it can and should be dealt with using our Toms River night guards. They will be custom made to fit you with precision and comfort. And they are not simply luxuries. Teeth grinding can cause damage to your teeth that would take significant time, effort, and cost to correct, so be proactive and take advantage of a simple, painless, effective method of treatment that you only need wear while you’re sleeping.
If you think you may need our Toms River night guards, do reach out to us and schedule an appointment to come in for an examination and consultation.