Headache Prevention and TMJ

Do You Grind or Clench Your Teeth?

Bruxism, the technical term for teeth grinding, is a rather common sleep disorder that occurs in many people. Teeth grinding at night can lead to many problems during the day including; headaches and migraines, jaw pain or popping, fatigue, depression, and other various health issues. And not only does it affect ones health, but it affects the health of the teeth by shortening and grinding down the enamel and surface of the teeth.

Teeth grinding, and also teeth clenching, can also lead to more serious disorders of the jaw known as TMD, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. TMD is a disorder of the Temporomandibular Joint, also known as TMJ. The TMJ disorder consists of two joints, one on each side of the jaw. These joints can become inflamed from heavy teeth grinding or teeth clenching leading to significant pain and impairment. Grinding and clenching your teeth is a common cause of TMJ and headaches.

Since there are various factors that can cause TMD, Dr. Parobek will thoroughly evaluate the patient to determine the root cause. He will then recommend one of the appropriate treatment options below to prevent further damage to the TMJ and possibly repair the damage that has already occurred.

99 West Dental can help alieviate your pain and prevent further damage to your teeth and possibly restore damage.  Call to schedule your a private consultation with our experienced Dentist.