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TMJ & Teeth Grinding Treatment

Relieving The Pain of TMD and Teeth Grinding Treatment in San Antonio, TX

Do you wake up in the morning with jaw pain? Are you suffering from chronic headaches that seem to be without explanation? Does your jaw pop when you open and close your mouth? If any of these symptoms sound like you, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. This painful disorder has a multitude of causes, but one thing really matters: it hurts!

Traditionally, TMD is treated with a custom-made mouthguard which has to be worn when sleeping, and for some patients, during the day as well. Mouthguards can be uncomfortable, have an effect on your ability to speak, and can be embarrassing to wear. At Advanced Dental Associates in San Antonio, TX, we take pride in our ability to bring you the newest and most innovative dental treatments on the market, and that includes treatments for TMD. Using an advanced system called TMJ NextGeneration, you can live pain-free without the hassle or discomfort of having to wear a mouthguard!

TMJ NextGeneration: The Future of TMD Treatment

Dr. Long on TMJ

TMJ NextGen is one of the most advanced TMD or TMJ treatments available and is a revolution in care! Unlike traditional TMD treatments that target the mouth as the site of correction, TMJ NextGen actually sits in your ear canal! It features a cylindrical shape that allows sound to pass through without muffling, is comfortable, and can be worn all day and night!

The science behind TMJ NextGen is the location of your TMJ to your ear canal – it’s one of the closest spots on your body! While the motions and movement of your jaw is a primary cause of TMD pain, the TMJ NextGen keeps an unnoticeable pressure on the joint when you chew and talk. This keeps your jaw properly aligned and eliminates the discomfort caused by TMD.

Patient response to TMJ NextGen has been amazing – countless people have had their TMD symptoms and pain resolved without the need for mouthguards or other oral appliances!

Teeth Grinding Treatment

Do you grind your teeth at night? Teeth grinding or bruxism, can be just as painful as TMD and is often a contributing factor, though it can happen independently. The TMJ NextGen is also a teeth grinding treatment, but for patients who don’t need all day appliances, our San Antonio, TX dentist can offer special bruxism mouthguards.

How do you know if you’re grinding your teeth at night? Unless someone you sleep next to has told you, you might not know, but there are other symptoms to watch out for:

  • worn teeth with flat bottoms
  • chipped enamel
  • a dull headache originating in your temples (caused by clenching)
  • tooth sensitivity
  • sore jaw muscles

For patients potentially suffering from bruxism or teeth grinding, our nightguard solutions can stop grinding completely! By cushioning your teeth and preventing the clench and shift motion that bruxism sufferers engage in, you’re not just eliminating pain, but protecting your teeth and getting better sleep as well!

f you think you are suffering from TMD or bruxism, don’t spend any more restless nights or painful mornings looking for a solution – our teeth grinding treatment can help! Call our San Antonio, TX dentist office today at 210-819-5233, or make an appointment using our online form. We look forward to helping you!

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