If you are constantly dealing with head and jaw pain, you might be dealing with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). Your temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your upper and lower jaw. If something irritates this joint, it can lead to pain, arthritis, and damage to your teeth. Bruxism, or the condition of clenching or grinding your teeth, can be a major cause of this TMD, leaving you suffering and putting your oral health at risk. To protect your long-term wellness, visit your trusted Austin dentist if you experience any pain or discomfort from clenching or grinding your teeth.
Bruxism is characterized by the grinding or clenching of your teeth. Although it is a common sleep condition, grinding or clenching your teeth is not solely a sleep problem. Some people will grind and clench their teeth when they are anxious, cold, angry, or concentrating.
If you notice that you are grinding or clenching your teeth or are frequently suffering from head or jaw pain, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Nussbaum. Bruxism is a serious condition that you should treat.
Not treating bruxism can lead to other problems that can impact your overall health and can lead to costly restorative procedures down the road. Catching and treating the problem will not only save you the literal headache, but it will also help preserve your natural teeth and improve your oral health and wellness. Resulting problems can include:
At 360 Dental Care, we pride ourselves on offering you the latest innovations in treatment.
If you’re experiencing jaw or facial pain from bruxism or TMD, it’s time to do something about it. You don’t have to live a life encumbered by persistent pain. Call Dr. Nussbaum, your trusted Austin dentist, today at (512) 327-3631 or request an appointment online to start living your best life.