Don’t Let Teeth Grinding Derail Your Daily Life

The joints that attach your jaw to your skull are called temporomandibular joints or TMJs. You use them for eating, talking, laughing, and other activities that involve opening and closing your mouth. If these joints get irritated or inflamed, it can cause a lot of pain.

Don’t worry, help is available! Our dentists can fit you for a special mouthpiece that gently moves your lower jaw forward. This can help fix your TMJ problem. Here’s how it works:

  • First, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth.
  • Using the impression, a lab will make the night guard and send it to our office.
  • You’ll come back, and your dentist will make sure the appliance fits right.
  • You’ll wear the mouthpiece when you sleep.
  • It will relax your TMJs so they can heal.
  • The night guard stops you from grinding your teeth, too. This prevents chips, cracks, and other damage that could require dental repair.

Your TMJ pain and other problems will get better or go away completely. After your treatment, you’ll want to protect your oral health with regular checkups at our general dental practice in San Antonio. We’ll monitor you for grinding-related damage. Bring your night guard with you, so your dentist can ensure it’s in good shape.

Call 210-879-6101 or request an appointment online if you have chronic jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms. We can help with our TMJ treatment on Potranco Road near Alamo Ranch.