Do you wake up in the morning with an achy feeling or pain in your jaw? Feeling discomfort or pain is how your body lets you know that something is not quite right. When your jaw hurts first thing in the morning, every morning, it could be an indication that you are living with a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism can get worse over time and can greatly interfere with the functions of your mouth and your quality of life. Beyond Dental and Implant Center can help to alleviate pain and other symptoms associated with bruxism with a custom mouthguard.
Is Your Jaw Causing You Pain?
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind and clench your teeth. The muscles in your jaw contract, which forces your teeth to clench together. The excessive pressure on your teeth, your jaws, the muscles, and the temporomandibular joints can have a serious impact on your life. The muscles in your mouth tire from overuse. The excessive pressure can also cause excruciating pain that can interfere with even the simplest movements of your mouth.
What Causes Bruxism?
There are several different causes of bruxism. These include:
Symptoms of Bruxism
Feeling pain in your jaw and temporomandibular joints when you first wake up every morning is a common symptom of bruxism. However it is not the only one. There are several other symptoms that can occur as well. These symptoms often come on gradually and increase in intensity as time goes on.
Mouthguards for Bruxism
If you suffer from bruxism, we can help to alleviate the symptoms with a custom mouthguard. A mouthguard is a device that is worn over your top teeth, much like a sportguard. This particular type of oral device is designed to absorb the impact that the muscles in your jaw exert when you grind or clench and provide cushioning for your teeth. We create your mouthguard for you from a digital impression of your mouth. With digital impressions, we can create a perfectly fitting mouthguard that also takes your bite into consideration. As a result, you are provided with a comfortable fit that will provide you with the best results.
With a custom fit mouthguard, we can help to alleviate the symptoms of bruxism, eliminating your pain and greatly improving your quality of life. Call Beyond Dental and Implant Center today at (972) 591-7520 for more information and to schedule your consultation today.