A dental orthotic (night guard) is a bite guard that fits over your teeth. Orthotics are commonly used to relieve the symptoms associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction, which is also referred to as TMD. Your experienced dentists in San Francisco, California will ensure that your dental orthotic fits comfortably and effectively to treat TMD. Common symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include:
- Popping, grating, or clicking sounds in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth
- A locked jaw
- Painful or difficult chewing
- Difficulty opening your mouth very wide
- Facial, jaw, and/or ear pain
- Ringing in the ears
If you experience one or more of the above symptoms, you may suffer from a TMJ dysfunction. A custom-made orthotic from Findlay Dental Arts can help to relieve these symptoms by holding your jaw in the proper position or preventing teeth grinding and clenching. Please call our dental office today to learn more about orthotics, TMJ dysfunction, and TMD treatment. We look forward to speaking with you!