You may have heard “TMJ” mentioned in passing. It’s an acronym for temporomandibular joint, and the disorder, TMD, is very common in our society. In fact, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) estimates that 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder. Characterized by chronic headaches, facial pain, jaw pain, and many more symptoms, TMJ disorder can diminish your quality of life and lead to severe dental problems. Dr. Striebel can offer a solution – a custom-made nightguard to restore balance and alleviate muscle tension.
The joints between your jaw and skull (temporomandibular joints) permit smooth jaw movement. They’re highly sensitive, and TMJ disorder can result from an injury, illness, increased stress, or even from changes in eating habits. Patients with TMJ disorder often grind their teeth and express difficulty opening and closing their mouths, as well as an “unbalanced-feeling” bite. Dr. Striebel can create a custom nightguard that maintains your bite’s balance and negates the harmful effects of teeth grinding. After just a few months, most patients find relief from their symptoms with a custom-made nightguard.
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