If you’ve been living with persistent jaw pain, tension headaches, ear pain or facial soreness, you could be having TMJ issues. TMJ disorder can often be the result of an improper bite, bruxism, clenching, misaligned jaw joints, or an injury to the jaw or face. Dr. Han provides TMJ treatment to relieve your discomfort.
The goal of TMJ treatment is to stabilize your bite so that your teeth, facial muscles and jaw joints work together properly without strain — and most importantly without pain.
Signs of Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Bruxism may be mild enough to be completely unnoticeable to you. However, it can be severe enough to lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth and broken restorations.
These are some of the warning signs of bruxism:
- Grinding that is loud enough to awaken your sleeping partner
- Teeth that are worn down, flattened or chipped
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Sore, painful jaw
- Facial pain/soreness
Dr. Han fabricates the finest custom night guards, splints, orthotics or anterior deprogrammers to protect your teeth, joints and muscles.
If you think you may be experiencing TMJ issues or bruxism, schedule a visit with Dr. Han today!