TMJ/TMD and Nightguards

If you find yourself grinding your teeth at night or if you have any issues with your jaw, you could be dealing with TMJ or bruxism. TMJ is a condition that can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Our All Dental experts can help you get relief from TMJ with our TMJ and TMD treatment, as part of our general dentistry services. We also offer custom nightguards to help you prevent grinding your teeth at night. All Dental specializes in mouthguards, as the trusted local dentist in Riverview, Florida.

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What is TMJ?

Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw or a headache? If so, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD). This condition occurs when the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jaw to the skull, is not functioning properly. Symptoms include pain in the jaw, face, head, neck, and shoulders; clicking or popping noises when moving the jaw; and difficulty opening and closing the mouth. TMJ/TMD can be caused by stress, teeth grinding, arthritis, and other factors. 

But don’t worry, we’re TMJ experts here at All Dental. We can help you find relief from your TMJ pain through a variety of treatments, from simple at-home exercises to custom-made TMJ mouthguards. We’ll work with you to find the best TMJ treatment plan for your individual needs.

TMJ Symptoms

  1. The symptoms of TMJ can be quite debilitating, and include pain in the jaw, face, neck, and shoulders; headaches; ear pain; and clicking or popping sounds when moving the jaw.
  2. TMJ can also cause difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing; dizziness; ringing in the ears; and fatigue
  3. In severe cases, TMJ can lead to lockjaw, which is when the jaw becomes stuck in one position and is unable to move.
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Custom Nightguards

If you suffer from TMJ, nightguards can help to relieve the pain and other symptoms associated with this condition. By wearing a nightguard while you sleep, you can protect your teeth from the grinding and clenching that often leads to TMJ/TMD pain. In addition, nightguards help to keep your airway clear so that you can breathe easily and uninterrupted throughout the night. If you’re looking for high-quality nightguards that offer both comfort and protection, All Dental has you covered. 

It’s important to take good care of our teeth. All Dental is a dental practice in Riverview that offers TMJ solutions and custom nightguards. We are dedicated to meeting all of your dental needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.