Appliances for Bruxism (Chronic Teeth-Grinding)
Bruxism is the official name for chronic teeth-grinding, which occurs often and unconsciously. It can cause you to grind your teeth with enough force to seriously damage them, though you may not be aware of it until your teeth start to show signs of trouble. There are many potential reasons for developing bruxism, and the symptoms can include tooth sensitivity, pain and soreness in your jaw muscles, changes to the size and shape of your teeth, and more. In many cases, we can address bruxism and alleviate those symptoms by designing an appliance that protects your teeth while you sleep at night.
Appliances for TMJ Disorder (Chronic Jaw Pain)
The joints that control your jaw’s movement are known as temporomandibular joints (TMJs), and you have two of them on either side of your face (at the temporal bones). TMJ disorder can describe one of many different conditions that affect how well these joints function. For example, one or both of them may be damaged, inflamed, forced out of alignment, or more, making it difficult and painful for you to bite, chew, speak, and perform other daily jaw functions. You might also experience chronic headaches, pain in your jaw muscles, locked jaw, and often, chronic teeth-grinding. If you have TMJ disorder, then we may be able to help you alleviate it and restore your jaw’s proper function with the help of a custom, supportive TMJ appliance.
Make an Appointment to Treat Bruxism/TMJ Disorder
If you suffer from bruxism, TMJ disorder, or both, then learn how we can address it and improve your quality of life with an advanced, digitally designed oral appliance. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Newman’s dental office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439.
We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.