Grinding, gnashing or clenching your teeth is commonly associated with anxiety and stress and can make getting a good night’s sleep extremely difficult. Do you suffer from headaches, sore jaw or sore facial muscles? Having a hard time getting enough restful sleep to get through the day? Contact our office today to find out how you could benefit from TMJ therapy in Aurora.
What Is TMJ?
The TMJ or temporomandibular joint connects our jaws to the rest of our skull. TMJ disorders are caused by a variety of issues, but the most common are stress, anxiety, and undiagnosed sleep disorders. TMJ discomfort occurs when the constant grinding, clenching or gnashing of your teeth become regular habits. These habits are especially difficult to break because they tend to happen at night when you’re sleeping and cannot make a concerted effort to stop. Left untreated, TMJ disorders can give you headaches, leave you tired and sore and cause damage to your teeth like cracks, broken teeth, broken fillings, sensitivity due to exposed dentin and could even result in tooth loss.
To get more information about TMJ disorders and how we can help you get a better, more restful sleep, please contact us at Essence Dental.