Do you grind your teeth at night? When you wake up, do you find yourself with recurring headaches or tooth pain? Teeth grinding is a common symptom of TMJ disorders. These disorders occur when the joint that connects the jaw to the skull is under stress or injured. Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint may lead to pain and oral health problems.
Dr. Denise Halliburton treats patients with teeth grinding problems in her Ellicott City, MD dental office. She works with her patients individually to find the source of their oral health issues and create a custom solution. Dr. Halliburton offers nightguards to stop teeth grinding as well as the pain caused by this dental problem.
The Common Signs of TMJ Disorders
Teeth grinding is often accompanied by other symptoms of TMJ disorders including:
- Jaw pain
- Sore muscles
- Chronic headaches
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial pain
- Jaw clicking and popping
Call our dental office for an appointment if you suffer from any of these oral health issues. We will examine your teeth and jaw and determine if a nightguard is the right treatment option for you.
Why Choose Professional Nightguards for Teeth Grinding?
Store-bought nightguards often do not conform to the teeth or do not cover full tooth arches. Ensuring a custom-fit and comfort is key for nightguard treatment. Dr. Halliburton takes dental impressions of her patient’s teeth to make full nightguards that fit properly. Professionally-made nightguards come with many benefits for patients who clench their jaw and grind their teeth at night. Nightguards prevent further wear to the tooth enamel by keeping teeth apart. They can also alleviate tooth and jaw pain as well as morning headaches caused by nightly teeth grinding. Additionally, wearing a nightguard places the jaw in a more comfortable and balanced position.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Stop teeth grinding once and for all with professional nightguards. Request a dental consultation with Dr. Halliburton on our website. Call Halliburton Family Dentistry at 443.232.0656. Let Dr. Halliburton and her dental team know if you have any questions or concerns during the treatment process. They will gladly assist you.