Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
protection and relaxation
The main reason why some people grind their teeth in their sleep is due to their stress levels. In a sense, they are trying to “grind away” the stress. Vigorous grinding leads to the gradual erosion of the enamel, exposure of the tooth necks and strain on the jaw joints. Patients often report pain around the chewing muscles, headaches, neck ache, tension and ringing in the ears (tinnitus) in the morning. It can also leave grinding tracks on the teeth and defects on the tooth necks.
A customised dental splint – also known as a night guard, since it is worn at night – can remedy the situation. It relaxes the chewing muscles and jaw joints and protects the teeth. In the case of myoarthropathies (disorder of the jaw joints compounded by muscle tension and aching chewing muscles and/or neck muscles), we work closely with specially trained physiotherapists.
Our services at a glance:
- Compensatory splint therapy for disorders of the jaw joints and chewing muscles
- Nightguards to prevent jaw disorders and abrasion
- Collaboration with specially trained physiotherapists