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Grinding your teeth at night can lead to a host of problems that affect you during your day. Teeth grinding can lead to TMJ disorder, a condition that affects the joints that hinge your upper and lower jaw. Fortunately, your dentist near 46034 at Affordable Family Dental offers a simple solution that can provide you with great relief. Wearing a night guard has been proven to reduce nighttime teeth grinding and improve the symptoms of TMJ disorder.
The TMJ or temporomandibular joints are the joints and muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth and to move your lower jaw from side to side. You use these joints when you speak, chew or yawn. TMJ disorder refers to any problem that inhibits this complex system of joints and muscles from working properly. To diagnose TMJ disorder, your dentist will check for tenderness, clicking, popping or difficulty moving your jaw. One of the leading causes of TMJ disorder is bruxism, or grinding your teeth, which places pressure on the joints and causes them to become inflamed and may also cause your teeth to become worn down and sensitive. TMJ disorder can also be caused by arthritis, injury or jaw misalignment. Your dentist near 46034 can custom design a night guard to help prevent you from grinding your teeth at night. Your dentist will take impressions and diagnostic films of your mouth to ensure that your night guard fits comfortably and works to keep your jaw in place while you sleep. A night guard is worn over your teeth, similar to a retainer, and is portable and easy to clean.
At Affordable Family Dental, your dentist near 46034, we are highly experienced local experts in providing relief from TMJ disorder. We are committed to addressing all your oral health concerns with expertise and compassion. To learn more about our services, call today.