If you have a tendency to grind and clench your teeth at night, you may have additional concerns over jaw pain and stiffness during the day, more frequent headaches, or even problems with your neck and shoulder. The reason for this is that you can have issues with TMJ disorder as well as your problems with bruxism (teeth grinding). Either one of these conditions can actually make a person more susceptible to the other. In other words, while you can experience difficulties with one of the other, many individuals will need assistance with both. At our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, we can discuss services that are capable of helping you move past these problems to protect your smile and reduce your issues with daily aches and pains!

How Can I Tell If I Grind My Teeth At Night?

If you tend to grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, certain problems that greet you in the daytime can alert you to the need for help. When you wake up, you can feel soreness or sensitivity in your face and jaw, and your teeth can feel uncomfortable as well. Over time, you can also identify changes in your smile as wear and tear change the shapes of teeth. If you have persistent discomfort throughout the course of your day and find it harder to move your jaw, you may be dealing with TMJ disorder. Either condition can lead to the other; when you show signs of one or both, we can discuss services to help you enjoy the appropriate protection against them.

Dealing With Bruxism And TMJ Disorder

Bruxism and TMJ disorder can be dealt with through the use of oral appliance therapy. Custom guards that keep teeth apart can help you deal with bruxism, while problems with TMJ disorder can be resolved through a corrective appliance that helps improve your jaw movement. The good news is that these issues are both matters that we can address during one of your routine dental exams. During your appointment, we can either alert you to problems or listen to you as you bring up the symptoms.

Talk To Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist If You Have Concerns About Bruxism And TMJ Disorder

Through treatment for bruxism and TMJ disorder, our practice can protect your smile and help improve your quality of life! If you want to learn more about how we can take care of you at our Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, or if there is any other practice of ours near you that you wish to contact, you can do so at the following:

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.