Garden City Implant Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): TMJ and Bruxism Treatment

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We have collected several of the most common questions we receive and listed them here for your convenience. If your question is not listed, we welcome you to phone us for a specific answer about the services we provide, health fund information or to arrange an appointment.

We welcome new patients, and our friendly, professional team is dedicated to helping you get the answers you need to make accurate decisions regarding your oral health.

TMJ and Bruxism Treatment

Bruxism means you grind and clench your teeth, especially during sleep. This condition may be caused by anxiety, habit or malocclusion (an unbalanced bite).

However, you may not know right away that you have bruxism—especially early on—which is one of the many reasons why regular dental visits are so crucial. Your dentist can spot the signs straight away before you do too much damage.

When the signs of bruxism do show up, you may notice:

  • Sore jaws
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Earaches
  • Headaches or migraines

Over time, you may also discover worn teeth, an increase in cavities and even tooth fractures.

Your dentist in Booragoon can fit you with a custom appliance that gently separates your upper and lower teeth during sleep, which prevents grinding and clenching. This device may save your teeth from significant damage and provide you with improved life quality and reduce painful symptoms.

If you have bruxism, our goal is to relieve the symptoms and stop the grinding and clenching.

For Bruxism Treatment in Booragoon, We Anticipate Your Call

If you suspect bruxism, or if it’s time for your next dental checkup, we encourage you to reach out to a friendly team member today. A simple dental device can mean a lifetime of healthier teeth.

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Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.