Addressing TMJ Problems And Teeth Grinding

Problems with your jaw joints can lead to issues with your dental function, and several types of frustrating aches and pains. In some cases, patients fail to realize that their discomfort can be connected back to an oral health issue at all. If you have issues with chronic headaches, facial pain or sensitivity, or regular issues with neck pain, your problem could be with TMJ dysfunction. Your dentist can examine you, to determine if this is the case. A problem with your jaw can be addressed with a special oral appliance, which can relieve pressure on those joints, and help relieve your discomfort. It should be noted that if your TMJ troubles lead to a habit of grinding your teeth, leaving the problem untreated could result in serious dental damage.

Are You Experiencing Symptoms Of TMJ Dysfunction?

If you are experiencing issues that may be traceable to TMJ dysfunction, you can look to your dentist for relief. Jaw pain is an obvious symptom, but you might not realize that your frequent headaches, or stiffness and pain in your neck, could also indicate trouble with your jaw joints. During regular dental exams, your dentist can watch out for possible signs of TMJ issues.

How Can You Stop Yourself From Grinding Your Teeth While You Sleep?

You may think of teeth grinding has a habit you can wean yourself from, but you may be clenching your jaw throughout the night while you sleep. How can you address this issue if you are not even aware that it’s happening? Your dentist can provide you with a custom oral appliance that keeps your teeth safe at night, so you will be able to sleep peacefully without putting your smile at risk.

Talk To Family First Dental About Receiving Treatment For TMJ Problems And Teeth Grinding

At Family First Dental, patients can look forward to great care when they struggle with TMJ dysfunction and teeth grinding. During an evaluation, Dr. Cook can recognize the signs that something is wrong, and provide you with a custom oral appliance to deliver important relief. To schedule a consultation and examination, call Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.