Temporomandibular Disorder and Nighttime Oral Care with Night Guards

Incorporating a nightguard into your oral health routine before going to sleep can help relinquish jaw pain for patients who suffer from Temporomandibular Disorder.

Incorporating a nightguard into your oral health routine before going to sleep can help relinquish jaw pain for patients who suffer from Temporomandibular Disorder.

At Annapolis Dental Care, Dr. Steckler utilizes Aqualizer Ultra bite splints as a night guard for patients suffering from temporomandibular disorder, commonly known as TMJ. Incorporating a nightguard into your oral health routine before going to sleep can help relinquish jaw pain for patients who suffer from teeth grinding in their sleep. Teeth grinding is often caused by subconscious stress that seeps out when patients go to sleep. As a result of teeth grinding, patients can experience ongoing headaches during the day and jaw pain. Nightguards can help protect patients from Temporomandibular Disorder pain. 

What is Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMJ? 

Temporomandibular Disorder is a disorder characterized by persistent teeth grinding in one’s sleep. As a result of the constant teeth clenching, patients experience daily headaches or consistent jaw pain throughout their everyday life. Temporomandibular Disorder is an inflammation of the two joints that control your jaw on either side of your face, affecting eating, drinking, talking, and your overall comfort levels. 

Signs of Temporomandibular Disorder 

You might be suffering from Temporomandibular Disorder without realizing it. There’s a few telltale signs of Temporomandibular Disorder that Dr. Steckler can easily distinguish. Some of these signs consist of chronic jaw pain, discomfort when swallowing, discomfort when chewing, frequent headaches or migraines, pain in your jaw, and pain when opening your mouth. If you experience any of these symptoms regularly, you might be suffering from Temporomandibular Disorder. 

How Can an Aqualizer Ultra Night Guard Help?

An Aqualizer Ultra Night Guard can help protect your teeth from nighttime grinding after you’ve fallen asleep. An Aqualizer Ultra Night Guard is comfortable, designed to fit your teeth, and stays in place within your mouth to prevent teeth grinding. This can help eliminate daily pain caused by subconscious teeth grinding in your sleep, which can help you feel better throughout the day. 

KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!

Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, your dentist in Annapolis is here to serve! Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

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