Dr Fernandes Treatment of TMJ, Bruxism or Clenching

Treatment of TMJ, Bruxism or Clenching

Oral problems like TMJ, bruxism or clenching can cause severe pain and damage to your teeth because of the uncontrollable teeth grinding. The good news is these conditions are treatable. You may know that you have one of these conditions due to the pain or your dentists can find out for you during a comprehensive oral assessment.

What are the differences between the two conditions?

  • Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain (including MPDS, headaches)
  • This condition is directly related to the Temporomandibular Joint that connects your jaw to your skull.
  • We offer treatment and relief for patients who clench/brux their teeth.
  • TMJ disturbances are increasing in occurrence as these are often related to stressful lifestyles

Bruxism & clenching

These conditions can seriously damage your teeth if you do not seek any treatment. Teeth clenching and grinding often degrades the quality of your teeth and create unnecessary pain over a long period. A dentist is the primary specialists that can help you with Temporomandibular Joint pain and bruxism.

There are many possible causes of TMJ disorders. Some known causes include:

  • Grinding the teeth while asleep may lead to TMJ disorders.
  • A physical injury
  • Arthritis
  • Grinding or clenching the teeth during sleep
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Dental surgery
  • Infections