Many people suffer from Tembromandibular Disorders (TMD, also commonly but incorrectly referred to as TMJ), which are problems with the joint where the lower jaw connects to the skull. These disorders are often caused by people unknowingly clenching or grinding their teeth while they sleep, usually as a result of stress.
One cure for TMD are night guards, which are mouthpieces that prevent your teeth from grinding while you sleep. We prefer the Aqualizer Ultra bite splints that have brought tremendous relief for our patients.
If you’re experiencing jaw pain or discomfort while talking, chewing, or yawning, visit us, and we’ll help you figure out if you have TMD. If you do, we can get you fitted for a night guard and have you feeling better in no time. We can also fit you for sport mouth guards to prevent athletic clenching.