TMJ & Bruxism

Did you wake up with a sore jaw this morning or perhaps a headache? Facial pain, aching jaws, sore teeth and gums can all be a sign of bruxism, a condition caused by subconsciously clenching and grinding your teeth during sleep. If you even suspect this might be happening to you, we strongly suggest you come and see us for a review. It may also affect your jaw joints called temporomandibular joints, causing a condition called TMJ. You may have TMJ if you find your lower jaw makes a popping or clicking sound or is painful to move.

Treatment Could Be Easy

Often we can treat bruxism by supplying you with a custom-made night guard or splint. This is a comfortable, easy to wear appliance that will fit over your teeth, preventing them from coming into contact so you cannot clench or grind.

Schedule an appointment

For more information, don’t hesitate to give us a call on (07) 4786 2098. We are located at 77 Herbert Street, Bowen QLD 4805.