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TMJ Devices in New Westminster

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TMD/TMJ Devices

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can occur as a result of clenching your jaw tightly while sleeping. This continued, tense clenching causes pain in the jaw, face, neck, and ear, greatly affecting your mood and well-being. TMJ devices help to reduce this clenching, thus alleviating the pain over time.

How Do I Know If I have TMD?

If you regularly wake up with a tense or sore jaw, there is a strong likelihood you are suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder. It’s best to book an appointment with your dentist, as early treatment and prevention will help you minimize any long-lasting tension and pain.

How Does a TMD Device Work?

Common TMD devices include a bite guard. Also known as an occlusal splint, this device is custom-made to fit your mouth, providing a sturdy barrier to alleviate clenching while you sleep. With severe clenching, your dentist may pursue other treatment options that can be discussed during your consultation.

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