Bite disorders, commonly known as “TMJ”, can cause symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty chewing. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the hardest-working joints in the body, connecting the lower jaw to the temporal bone in front of each ear. Discrepancies or dysfunction in the TMJ can result in tension and lead to recurring headaches, ear and neck pain, and difficulty chewing. These symptoms can disrupt daily life and indicate a need for treatment.
There are several causes which may contribute towards temporomandibular joint disorder including:
Bruxism (grinding and clenching of teeth)
Head or neck trauma
Symptoms can include:
Clicking noises when opening the mouth
Limited ability to open the mouth wide
Swelling on one or both sides of the face
If you suffer from bruxism and seek dental help, your dentist may suggest a bite guard to prevent further damage to your teeth. While initially daunting, most patients adjust to wearing these guards during sleep. Bite guards are simple devices that fit into your mouth and prevent teeth from touching. Our comfortable, durable, and easy-to-clean bite guards are designed to not restrict breathing or speech. However, it’s crucial to have a bite guard fitted by an experienced dental professional for optimal comfort while sleeping. Our expert team makes bite guards using a mold of your teeth to ensure a perfect fit.