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Teeth Grinding and TMJ

Experiencing Frequent Headaches or Jaw Pain? You Might Be Suffering From TMJ Disorder.

TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

Click. Pop. Ouch. If these are common occurrences when chewing or moving your jaw, Smile Creations will find out if you require TMJ treatment. And if you’re experiencing constant headaches or jaw/facial pain, we’ll find out if teeth grinding is causing the problems.

Find Out Why Your Jaw Or Head Always Hurts

Your pain could be caused by two common conditions, both of which Dr. James Eike is able to easily treat:

  • TMJ/TMD. Your jaw joints are called temporomandibular joints, or “TMJ” for short. That clicking and/or popping you hear and feel could be due to temporomandibular joint disorder, or “TMD.” TMD often causes persistent headaches, migraines, and regular jaw pain.

  • Teeth Grinding. You may be aware that you grind your teeth during the day. You could also be grinding your teeth at night without even knowing it, which is a condition known as “bruxism.” Teeth grinding not only damages the enamel in your teeth, but also causes severe jaw pain and headaches/migraines.

Smile Creations’ Solutions To End Your Discomfort

Though it seems almost too simple, a comfortable, professionally made oral appliance can make this pain go away. We will create a customized mouthguard, splint, or NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition) oral appliance to:

  • Correct your bite if it’s misaligned, which can cause TMD

  • Prevent you from grinding your teeth

  • Relax your jaw

Call 920-725-3592 to schedule an appointment at our Neenah, WI dentist office

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