Located directly below your ears, on either side of your head, is a complex system of joints and muscles, known as temporomandibular joints, or TMJ for short. These joints act as hinges, making it possible to open and close your jaw. Any discomfort associated with TMJ is referred to as TMJ disorder and requires a visit to our 11795 TMJ dentist. At the office of Drs. Duane and McCurdy, we provide customized night guards to alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorder, helping you enjoy better oral and overall health.
When you swallow, yawn, speak or chew, you are using your temporomandibular joints. If you’re experiencing difficulty moving your jaw, a clicking or popping sound when you move your mouth or pain around the jaw, our 11795 TMJ dentist will provide a comprehensive examination to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. TMJ disorder can be attributed to a number of causes, including misalignments and malocclusions of the teeth and jaw, injuries, arthritis and bruxism. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, places excess pressure on the TMJ, and can also wear away at your teeth, causing them to chip and break. With a customized night guard, we can prevent teeth grinding, protect your teeth and provide much needed relief from the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Our customized night guards fit comfortably, like a retainer, keeping your teeth slightly separated while you sleep. We design your night guard for to fit precisely and work effectively, and will take the time to teach you how to properly utilize and care for it. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have regarding TMJ treatment.
At the office of Drs. Duane and McCurdy, we provide personalized solutions to improve your oral health and sense of wellbeing. Our 11795 TMJ dentist protects your teeth and alleviates jaw pain with customized night guards. To learn more about TMJ disorder or to schedule an appointment, call today.