Stop Grinding Away Your Smile

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems affect more than 10 million Americans. The good news is, a TMJ disorder is treatable. One option is a custom-designed night guard, which prevents grinding and keeps your jaw in a more relaxed position.

By preventing teeth grinding, you will:

  • Avoid worn enamel and damage like chipped and cracked teeth
  • Relieve pressure on your gums and lessen your risk of periodontal disease
  • Stop facial soreness and tenderness around your jaws

Many people are not even aware that they clench or grind their teeth because they do it in their sleep. Teeth grinding can be the result of stress, anxiety, or an alignment issue with your teeth. It can be a symptom of untreated sleep apnea as well.

Regardless of the reason, grinding is a common cause of TMJ disorders. It puts pressure on your teeth, your TMJs, and the muscles around those joints. Arthritis, infections, and injuries can add to your risk of a TMJ disorder. A custom appliance can provide the relief you need! We also work with a physical therapist who can offer support and treatment options.

Experiencing symptoms like jaw pain or stiffness, headaches, or facial swelling? Schedule an appointment online or call 812-913-6093 today. Visit Kirchner Dental to see if you’d benefit from Jeffersonville, IN TMJ treatment.