There are a variety of reasons why you may have jaw pain, but the usual suspect is temporomandibular Joint Syndrome or Disorder, commonly known as TMJ or TMD. This condition occurs when inflammation is present in the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. If left untreated, spasms, soreness, and even headaches can result in discomfort and severe pain. First Dental can discuss with you, information on night guards in Dodge City, Kansas.
Dr. Lehmkuhler or Dr. Asbjornson can determine if these symptoms are related to TMJ. Contact the dentist at, 620-225-5154, today.
A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. If our dentist suspects that you suffer from bruxism, we may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth from damage and prevent teeth grinding while you sleep. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because it occurs while they sleep. Common signs of nighttime teeth clenching and grinding include: