At Dental Haus, we provide advice and treatment for Palm Beach patients suffering from Bruxism and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.
Here at Dental Haus, our dental team will work closely with you to understand the cause and details of your pain and can then establish a personalised treatment plan to help achieve your goals.
The most common symptom of a TMJ disorder is pain in the jaw, especially when moving the jaw or chewing. Other symptoms can include headaches, ear pain, neck pain, and dizziness. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see your dentist or doctor so they can diagnose the problem and recommend a treatment plan.
There is no one specific cause of TMJ disorders. The condition can be caused by a number of things, such as teeth grinding (bruxism), arthritis, stress, or injury to the jaw. In many cases, the exact cause is unknown. To diagnose TMJ disorders, your dentist or doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and they may also undertake a physical examination.
If you think you may be grinding your teeth at night, there are a few things you can look for. Signs of tooth grinding include flattened or chipped teeth, jaw pain, headaches, and ear pain. If you sleep with a partner, they may also notice that you make a grinding noise at night. If you are concerned about tooth grinding, the best thing to do is to see your dentist to investigate.
If bruxism is not treated, it can lead to several problems. These include damage to the teeth, jaw pain, headaches, and ear pain. In severe cases, tooth loss can occur. Without diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders, the condition can lead to chronic pain, difficulty chewing, and even lockjaw. If you have TMJ disorders, untreated bruxism can make the symptoms worse. It is important to see your dentist or doctor so they can diagnose the problem and recommend a treatment plan.