Feelings of stiffness and soreness that affect your dental function can be a sign that something is wrong with your jaw joints. These issues, along with pain in your face, head, and neck, could be indicators that you are struggling with TMJ dysfunction. This problem can be a consequence of many different issues – stress, arthritis in your jaw joints, and problems with your jaw muscles could be creating these difficulties. Fortunately, your New York, NY dentist can recognize signs of TMJ dysfunction, and talk to you about a custom oral appliance that can relieve your discomfort. It should be noted that this is more than just a cause of discomfort – you may have connected issues with nightly teeth grinding, or bruxism, that can result in alarming dental damage!

Receiving Treatment For Bruxism And TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ dysfunction and bruxism are issues that your dentist can help you address. Many patients have been helped by wearing a special custom appliance which can alleviate jaw troubles. Your dentist can provide you with this appliance, which you wear at night, to reduce stress and strain. If your troubles include regular teeth grinding, you can have a guard that also keeps your teeth protected from potential damage.

What Can I Do If I Have Dental Damage From Teeth Grinding?

If you have already experienced damage because of a teeth grinding habit, your dentist can talk to you about the appropriate response. The severity of harm done to your smile can determine the right course of action. If you only have superficial issues with wear and tear, cosmetic dental work can offer great coverage. Unfortunately, some patients will not seek out care until they have damage that threatens their oral health – in these cases, your dentist can talk to you about restorative dental work.

Dr. Schwartz Can Help You Address Problems With Recurring Jaw Pain

If you are struggling with jaw pain on a recurring basis, you may be in need of treatment for TMJ dysfunction. Dr. Schwartz can help you recover from this uncomfortable condition, and address any dental damage that has occurred as a result. If you would like to have your issue professionally evaluated, schedule a consultation by calling the dental office Dr. Jack Schwartz in New York today at 212-582-6617 or emailing info@drjackschwartz.com.