Do you suffer from persistent jaw pain, tension headaches, or worn teeth?. If so, you may be suffering from TMD (also referred to as TMJ), a potentially painful structural jaw disorder that can be successfully treated at Dentalvana with a night guard to lessen or entirely suppress your discomfort and pain. A night guard is a device that is worn in the mouth at night to separate and protect your upper and lower teeth and relax your muscles in the process. This hard but comfortable custom-made night guard is carefully adjusted to your specific bite. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction/disorder (TMJ/TMD) is a fairly common problem that affects 20-30% of the adult population, mostly between the ages of 20 and 40. It is more commonly found in females, and although headaches can be caused by a number of different reasons, tension headaches are a primary symptom of TMJ. While they arenÂ´t life-threatening, up to 90% of the population suffers from tension headaches, and they can be truly debilitating. These tension headaches, if caused by TMJ, stem from the jaw joint, the surrounding muscles of the jaw, and the jaw itself. Typically a reaction to stress, clenching or grinding of the teeth (commonly occurring while sleeping) is the primary culprit behind TMJ. Our dentists will administer a series of tests to determine the cause of your headaches or TMJ, and develop a personalized approach to treat your specific condition.
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