Get a Custom Mouthguard to Prevent Teeth Grinding

TMJ disorders are often associated with stress-related muscle tension and/or clenching or grinding your teeth. This habit can damage teeth so much that restorative dentistry may be necessary. Work with us to identify the root cause of your TMJ dysfunction rather than simply treating your symptoms.

If you’re like many TMJ sufferers, you will find relief with a custom-made mouthguard that will:

  • Relieve the tension in your jaw so it can heal
  • Prevent you from grinding and clenching your teeth together
  • Reduce the strain on your jaw joints

In addition to a mouthguard, we can suggest stretches or other physical therapy that may help. In some cases, we may refer you to a physical therapist for more specialized treatment.

Don’t Ignore the Signs of TMJ Disorder

Dr. Williams will look for signs of teeth grinding during every dental exam. He also can use 3D imaging to look for TMJ problems. If he finds any, he will examine your jaw and ask if you are experiencing TMJ symptoms like:

  • Recurring earaches or headaches
  • Facial swelling or tenderness
  • Clicking or popping noises when you open or close your jaw
  • Lockjaw or jaw stiffness

Act now to start feeling better. For TMJ treatment in Tigard, call Premier Dental & Implants at 503-210-9802 or schedule online.