Jaw Joint Pain
Symptoms such as tender facial muscles, restricted opening, ear pain, frequent headaches and jaw clicking may be a sign of Temporomandibular Dysfunction Syndrome.
There are many possible causes for this pain, including:
Wear and tear on the joint
Grinding or clenching of your teeth (also known as bruxism)
Misalignment of your upper and lower jaws
Night guards, also called “occlusal splints”, are types of removable dental appliances that are worn to protect the teeth and restorations. Custom-fitted to the upper or lower teeth, these dental appliances also can be used to manage jaw dysfunction and pain, as well as tooth-grinding. People who suffer from night-time teeth clenching or grinding should wear night guards to help lessen wear and tear on the teeth and restorations, and reduce the possibility of tooth fractures. They can also stabilise occlusion or create space prior to restoration procedures.
If you would like to know more about how we can manage jaw joint pain or tooth grinding, please call us today for a consultation.