Teeth Grinding & Jaw Pain

Relieve Teeth Grinding and Jaw Pain with Specialized Care

At Your New Smile Harwell, we understand the debilitating effects of teeth grinding and jaw pain on your daily life. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing specialized care for patients suffering from these conditions, helping you find relief, restore function, and improve your overall well-being.

Understanding Teeth Grinding and Jaw Pain

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a condition characterized by the involuntary clenching, grinding, or gnashing of teeth. It often occurs during sleep, making it difficult to detect without professional evaluation. Bruxism can lead to various complications, including jaw pain, headaches, worn-down teeth, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Common signs and symptoms of teeth grinding and jaw pain include:

  • Jaw pain or soreness, especially upon waking
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Worn-down, chipped, or fractured teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tense facial and jaw muscles
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth fully

Specialized Care for Teeth Grinding and Jaw Pain

At Your New Smile Harwell, we offer specialized care for teeth grinding and jaw pain to address the underlying causes and provide effective relief. Our approach includes:

  • Diagnosis and Evaluation: Our skilled dentists will conduct a comprehensive examination to diagnose teeth grinding and evaluate the extent of any related jaw pain or TMJ disorders. We may utilize advanced imaging techniques to assess the jaw joint and surrounding structures accurately.
  • Customized Night Guards: For patients with nighttime bruxism, we provide custom-fitted night guards, also known as occlusal splints or bite guards. These oral appliances are worn during sleep and act as a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing them from grinding together. Night guards alleviate pressure on the jaw joint, reduce muscle tension, and protect your teeth from further damage.
  • TMJ Disorder Treatment: If teeth grinding has led to TMJ disorders, we offer various treatment options tailored to your specific needs. These may include muscle relaxation techniques, physical therapy exercises, medication to manage pain and inflammation, and in severe cases, referral to a specialist for advanced interventions.
  • Bite Alignment Correction: In some cases, teeth grinding may be a result of a misaligned bite or malocclusion. Our experienced dentists can evaluate your bite and recommend appropriate orthodontic or restorative treatments to correct the alignment, alleviate jaw pain, and reduce grinding habits.
  • Lifestyle Modifications and Stress Management: Addressing stress and anxiety, which can contribute to teeth grinding, is an essential aspect of treatment. We provide guidance on stress management techniques, lifestyle modifications, and relaxation exercises to help you manage and reduce grinding habits.

Regain Comfort and Restore Oral Health

At Your New Smile Harwell, we are committed to helping you regain comfort and restore your oral health. Our compassionate team will listen to your concerns, develop a personalized treatment plan, and guide you every step of the way towards relief from teeth grinding and jaw pain.

Don’t let teeth grinding and jaw pain affect your quality of life. Schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable dental team today, and let us help you find the relief and solutions you need for a healthier, pain-free smile.