If you suffer from pain in your jaw or TMJ (joint near your ear canal) you may be clinching and grinding your teeth. Clinching and grinding can lead to excessive wear on teeth, broken teeth, abscessed teeth, and even TMJ pain. The easiest solution for this is a Nightguard.
At Gallegos Family Dentistry, Dr. Gallegos can make you a custom fitted guard to wear at night. This guard will help alleviate the pain in the TMJ joint experienced in the morning after a night of clinching and grinding. It will also eliminate the wear and tear on the teeth, and help reduce tightness in the muscles that help open and close our mouth. Come in for a consultation to learn more about this appliance.