TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joints” and also refers to a number of ailments associated with that joint. Although the cause of these ailments has not been officially determined, they are often associated with the grinding and clenching of teeth; particular at night, when the sufferer is unaware of this grinding and clenching.
Symptoms include stiff jaws, tired jaw muscles, difficulties in widely opening a mouth, and sensitivity to cold drinks.
Night time teeth grinding — a medical condition called “bruxism” — can result in more than discomfort. It can wear away tooth enamel to such an extend that teeth are ultimately destroyed.
Dental Arts dentists have found that custom-fitted nightguards are an extremely effective way of treating this condition. Easy to insert and remove, having one custom-made for you may be the smartest move you can make to protect your teeth. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, why not contact our office for an appointment today?