TMJ and Bruxism

Treating TMJ Disorder and Bruxism

TMJ disorder (short for temporomandibular joint disorder) is common, although many patients who have it do not realize it. Similarly, bruxism (the clinical name for habitual teeth grinding) often goes unnoticed, since it most-frequently occurs at night while patients are sleeping. TMJ disorder and bruxism are closely-related, and may be symptoms and/or causes of each other. For instance, bruxism can place stress on your jaw’s joints, leading to joint damage which could exacerbate teeth grinding.

To treat TMJ disorder and/or bruxism, Dr. Carmona can often craft a custom oral appliance that protects teeth from grinding against each other, or helps your jaw rest more comfortably to ease stress on its joints. By restoring harmony to your bite, your oral appliance can help you prevent extensive damage to your teeth and find relief from the symptoms of bruxism and TMJ disorder, including chronic headaches, and sensitive jaw joints and teeth.

Relief from Teeth Grinding and Jaw Pain

With personalized bruxism and TMJ treatment, you can finally find relief from teeth grinding and chronic jaw pain. To schedule a consultation, call Austin Prosthodontics at 512-250-9444. Located in Austin, TX, we proudly serve patients living in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding communities.