Tempromandibular Disorders and Night Guards :: Annapolis Dental Care

After a long night’s sleep, are you experiencing jaw pain or discomfort while talking, chewing, or yawning? If so, you could have Tempromandibular Disorders (TMD).

What is Tempromandibular Disorders?

Many people suffer from TMD, which are problems with the joint where the lower jaw connects to the skull. TMD is often caused by people unknowingly clenching or grinding their teeth while they sleep.

What are the Symptoms of Tempromandibular Disorders?

Symptoms of TMD include:

  • Jaw discomfort or soreness
  • Headaches
  • Pain radiating behind the eyes, in the face, shoulder, neck, and/or back
  • Earaches or ringing in the ears
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Mouth motions are limited
  • Clenching or grinding of the teeth
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity of the teeth without the presence of an oral health disease
  • Numbness or tingling sensation in the fingers
  • A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

Do you think you have Tempromandibular Disorders?

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of TMD, call us today to schedule an appointment. We will help you figure out if you have TMD and if you do, we can get you fitted for a night guard. You will be feeling better in no time!

We can also fit you for sport mouth guards to prevent athletic clenching.

How do you Treat Tempromandibular Disorders?

The solution is actually quite simple: specially formed mouthpieces, known as night guards. These can prevent your teeth from grinding while you sleep. At Annapolis Dental Care, we prefer the Aqualizer Ultra bite splints that have brought tremendous relief for our patients.

If you have any questions about Tempromandibular Disorders and Night Guards, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today!

For over 20 years, Dr. Steckler and his team have been practicing comprehensive Family Dental Care. Our outstanding staff is devoted to caring for your oral situation and will ensure your dental visit is an enjoyable one, focusing on total patient comfort. We are motivated to offer cutting edge dentistry techniques and processes. Our committed staff will guide you in your pursuit of the perfect smile.

“At Dr. Steckler’s office, we understand that most patients are fearful of the dentist. Your comfort and care are our greatest concern.”

You can rest assured that you will receive the finest, personalized, attention you deserve. Utilizing the latest state of the art techniques in a gentle, caring fashion we will give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We will listen to your needs and answer all your questions.

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