Do you have a sore jaw?
You could be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD), a syndrome that occurs when the muscles around the jaw become inflamed, which sometimes happens as a result of clenching or grinding your teeth while you sleep, arthritis or injury.
What is the treatment for a sore jaw?
A night guard works to combat this issue by preventing your teeth from clenching and grinding while you sleep. At Glenora Family Dental in Edmonton, TMJ treatment starts with a consultation with Dr. VandenBrink, where he examines your jaw, discusses your symptoms, and may take x-rays to determine the appropriate course of treatment. This could lead to various treatment options that will help alleviate your symptoms, or in more extreme cases, a referral to a TMJD Specialist.