The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, is a complex system of joints and muscles that hinge your upper and lower jaws. The TMJ are located on either side of your head, below your ears, making it possible to chew, swallow or speak. Pain or difficulty moving your jaw may be referred to as a TMJ disorder. At Omni Dental, we provide custom, state-of-the-art 27282 night guards, to treat the symptoms of this condition, improving your oral and overall health.
27282 Night Guards
Studies show that TMJ disorder affects more than ten million people a year. If you are suffering from persistent facial pain, headaches or earaches, talk to your dentist about this condition. To diagnose TMJ disorder, your dentist will check your jaw for tenderness, clicking, popping and inhibited movement. Your dentist will also perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and your bite, using diagnostic films, as needed, for maximum accuracy in evaluating your condition. TMJ disorders may be caused by a number of problems, including arthritis, dislocation, injury, tooth and jaw misalignments, stress and teeth grinding. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, places excess strain on the joints on the jaw, exacerbating an already existing case of TMJ disorder. Teeth grinding can also wear down your teeth, causing misalignments and fractures. To prevent teeth grinding, your highly skilled dentist provides 27282 night guards. Similar to an orthodontic retain, a night guard is customized to fit over your upper and lower teeth, keeping them slightly separated, to alleviate pressure on the temporomandibular joints. A quality night guard is comfortable, portable and easy to clean.
At Omni Dental, your highly skilled dentist provides 27282 night guards, to treat the symptoms of TMJ disorder. With compassionate, individualized care, we keep you comfortable, informed and relaxed each time you come in for a visit. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.