TMJ Disorders and Night Guard
If you experience pain in or around your ears, jaw or neck pain, a clicking or popping noise when you open or close your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth wide, you might be dealing with a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This condition can make chewing, talking, and other daily activities painful and difficult.
A few common causes can be:
- Grinding teeth or clenching your jaw
- Improper bite alignment
- Sleep apnea
Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking or grating noises when you open your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth wide.
Many times people are unaware they are clenching their jaw and grinding their teeth at night. If you are experiencing unexplained headaches or jaw pain, talk to Dr.Nahal who is an expert in treating Temporomandibular joint diseases at Lavish Medical Center.
Her approach is interdisciplinary. After proper examination and consulting with other specialists such as orthopedic surgeon and/or psychiatric doctor she will give you the treatment options based on the definite diagnosis.
Your TMJ disorder can be treated by variety of treatments one of them is night-guard which is a custom-designed oral appliances made of durable plastic with a comfortable soft liner and are molded to comfortably fit your teeth.
Customized night guards can often give those suffering from TMJ symptoms these benefits:
- Reduced shoulder and neck pain
- Minimized lockjaw symptoms
- Reduced jaw discomfort when talking, chewing or yawning
- Alleviation of headaches caused by bruxism
- Reduction in jaw tension
If you are suffering from facial pain, jaw soreness, or persistent headaches, please visit Lavish Medical Center.We will be happy to answer any questions you have about how a night guard can help alleviate your TMJ symptoms.
TEL: 04 547 71 31