Dental Nightguards & TMJ Therapy
Extraordinary Dentisty / Exceptional Care
The most important thing we may ever do for you is our comprehensive exam. Not only will we check your teeth and gums for disease, we will also perform complete head and neck, TMJ, and soft tissue cancer-screening exams. Early detection can make all the difference in your oral and general health!
TMJ (Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders) refers to conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. Some patients react to stress by grinding or clenching their teeth unconsciously during the day and more commonly, while sleeping at night.
Clenching and grinding of the teeth can cause jaw pain, destroy the surface of your teeth, and cause vertical fractures in the teeth. Nightguards are dental appliances carefully molded to fit a patient's upper or lower dental arches, and worn at night prevent tooth damage due to clenching and grinding.