TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

Dr. Amanda Juarez on TMJ treatment Read Transcript

Do you frequently have pain in your jaw? Do you grind your teeth during the day or while you sleep? If you think you could benefit from a TMJ treatment or teeth grinding solution, contact Houston Uptown Dentists today!

With the help of our professional team, Dr. Juarez can relieve your pain and help improve your quality of sleep with a variety of treatments. If you’d like to learn more, check out Dr. Juarez’s Sweet Dreams Sleep Solutions.

Determining If You Need A TMJ Or Teeth Grinding Treatment

TMJ, short for temporomandibular joint, is just a fancy term for your jaw joints. Because the symptoms of TMJ disorder (TMD) overlap with other afflictions, you should see a TMD-trained Houston, TX dentist like Dr. Juarez for a professional evaluation and diagnosis. That said, here are some of the most common symptoms of TMD:

  • Clicking or popping sounds while opening and closing your mouth
  • A jaw that “gets stuck” when you open widely
  • Frequent headaches
  • Facial, neck, or shoulder pain

Teeth grinding can also be a symptom of or contributor to TMD, but it can also be caused by:

  • Stress or anxiety
  • An improper bite
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Sleep apnea

TMD And Teeth Grinding Solutions From Houston Uptown Dentists

Our Houston, TX dentist will thoroughly examine the issue before recommending a solution for your particular case of TMD or teeth grinding.

One option is a custom-made oral appliance. You will wear it at night while you sleep to prevent your teeth from grinding, taking stress off your TMJ and allowing it to heal.

We may also recommend placing dental crowns to adjust your bite.

Don’t put up with jaw pain – call Dr. Juarez at our Houston, TX dentist office at 832-463-1021 for teeth grinding and TMJ treatment. You can also use our online form.

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