Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a very common problem that manifests itself in different types of discomfort. When we clench our teeth during the day, we feel it, and we stop ourselves. In deep sleep at night, the teeth can clench or grind uninterrupted, resulting in many hours of hard joint compression, leaving the same effect on the jaw joint, (TMJ), as a sprained ankle.
Many of us wake up with slightly sore jaws that tend to loosen up by the first cup of coffee. Others suffer from more serious effects, among them; sore teeth, sore jaw joint, the inability to close teeth together normally, neck pain, earaches, interrupted sleep and tension headaches. Natural wear and tear as we age can also cause the bite to collapse, which compresses the joint and leads to joint inflammation.
We create custom night guards that are available in an array of colors, including “glow in the dark.” Our night guards effectively protect the joint and the teeth by eliminating compression and encouraging the lower jaw to relax. Night guards also help protect your veneers and teeth from chipping and assist in maintaining your youthful smile.
TMJ Syndrome is something that’s easily treated, but if ignored, can lead to more
Call us at (310) 530-8800 or contact Dr. Pinedo and let us help you protect your mouth with custom night guards, and at the same time get back to a sound, worry-free night’s sleep.