Improved Comfort and Bite Function
The good health of your smile and the proper function of your bite rely on more than just keeping your teeth and gums clean. For many patients, functional issues like bruxism (excessive teeth-grinding) and TMJ disorder (a jaw dysfunction) can be a bigger threat to their smiles than tooth decay or gum disease. When left untreated, such conditions can lead to increasing pain and difficulty biting and chewing, and the symptoms can spread to include headaches and migraines, earaches, soreness in your facial muscles, and more.
Treating Bruxism and Jaw Pain
Many patients who exhibit bruxism also exhibit TMJ disorder thanks to the stress that constant teeth-grinding places on their jaw joints. Likewise, patients who exhibit symptoms of TMJ disorder can also exhibit bruxism due to the damage to their jaw joints and muscles. Because the two conditions are often closely related, treating one also means addressing the other. Fortunately, Dr. Munilla may be able to provide relief from bruxism and TMJ disorder simultaneously with a custom-designed, comfortable oral appliance. The appliance, or guard, stops your teeth from grinding together while you sleep, and also helps your jaw rest more comfortably so that your TMJs can heal and recuperate.
Ask Dr. Munilla About Bruxism/TMJ Treatment
If your smile is in the grips of bruxism and/or TMJ disorder, then customized treatment can help you restore your bite’s harmony and find relief. To learn more about bruxism and TMJ disorder, schedule a dental consultation by calling Munilla Dental today at (817) 379-1200. Located in Southlake, TX, we also proudly serve patients who live Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine, West Lake, Trophy Club, and North Richland Hills.