If you are suffering from a TMJ disorder or bruxism, you know it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer custom mouth guards for grinding teeth. A custom mouth guard (often called a TMJ mouth guard) is an excellent and simple way to relieve jaw pain and help you sleep through the night. In addition, a custom mouth guard is an important physical protection against the potentially damaging grinding of teeth.

Recently, a patient came to use with a problem. He believed he was suffer from a TMJ disorder because his jaw hurt throughout the day, and he was having trouble sleeping at night. We evaluating his jaw and teeth at Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. The staff found that he was actually suffering from bruxism, a disorder categorized by the clenching and grinding of teeth.

We immediately fitted him for a custom mouth guard. He recently called our office to tell us that his custom mouth guard had relieved his jaw pain. The patient was happy to be able to sleep through the night once again. He said his mood had even improved and he felt like himself again.

What is TMJ disorder?

At the Antoine Dental in Houston, TX, we can offer realistic and practical treatments for TMJ disorders and bruxism. In today’s post, we’re going to tell you more about TMJ disorders and bruxism. We’ll also describe how a custom mouth guard can relieve much of the pain associated with these disorders.

TMJ disorders, sometimes referred to as as TMD, affect your jaw joint. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction disorders can cause you to suffer from jaw pain, and cause your jaw to click or pop when you eat or speak. TMJ disorders have been linked with painful headaches, migraines, and other discomfort in face, neck, and shoulders.

What is the cause of TMJ disorder?

The direct cause of TMJ disorders is difficult to determine. Many patients with TMD also have arthritis in their joints. Without treatment, TMJ disorders can cause you to grind or clench your teeth when you sleep, causing you pain when you wake-up.

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It can be easy to lose sight of a few important things. One thing which often gets overlooked is the importance of your oral health. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer the convenience of same-day dental cleanings and exams and quality procedures for everything from braces to dental implants. Schedule an appointment and see why our patients love us.

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What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is a disorder in which you clench or grind your teeth while asleep. Your teeth cannot held this excessive pressure; this stress upon them can cause headaches, joint pain, and facial pain. Without treatment, bruxism can also cause you to fracture your teeth. Bruxism can be caused by a variety of factors including stress, a misaligned jaw, or a poor sleeping position.

If you believe you may be suffering from bruxism or a TMJ disorder, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. Our skilled team has undergone hundreds of hours of training to diagnose and treat these disorders. We’ll examine your jaw and teeth and take digital x-rays to look for signs of bruxism or TMJ disorders.

Bruxism Treatment

If we diagnose a patient with a TMJ disorder or bruxism, we will work to find solutions for your painful symptoms. A custom mouth guard for grinding teeth can often bring relief. We also offer custom mouth guards called night guards to be worn during sleep. This simple and comfortable treatment option and help prevent teeth grinding, allowing you to sleep throughout the night and wake-up without jaw pain.

Mouth Guards & Night Guards

Custom mouth guards and night guards are safe and effective treatments for TMJ disorders and night guards. Custom mouth guards and night guards are specially fitted to your teeth; unlike cheap store-bought mouth guards, they won’t cause you discomfort or break apart in your mouth. Our practical and realistic solutions at Antoine Dental Center are non-invasive and affordable.

Make An Appointment

If you’re suffering from jaw pain, grinding of your teeth, clenching of your teeth, facial pain, or frequent headaches, you may be suffering from bruxism or a TMJ disorder. Schedule a consultation at Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, to have your jaw and teeth evaluated.

We can determine if you are suffering from bruxism or a TMJ disorder, and provide you with realistic or practical solutions. Custom mouth guards and night guards can relieve your pain and allow you to sleep through the night. Call 713-364-8990 to schedule an appointment at Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX.

 Look Good. Feel Good. Chew Good.

 

It can be easy to lose sight of a few important things. One thing which often gets overlooked is the importance of your oral health. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer the convenience of same-day dental cleanings and exams and quality procedures for everything from braces to dental implants. Schedule an appointment and see why our patients love us.

Learn More About Our Services

 

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Effective March 21, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott has announced an Executive Order requiring all Texas-licensed healthcare professionals (including dentist) postpone all procedures that are not medically necessary until midnight April 21, 2020. Antoine Dental Center will not be seeing regularly scheduled procedures until then.

Effective March 25, 2020, Stay Home Work Safe order goes into effect in Harris County, Houston TX.

Antoine Dental Center will be operating under the Emergency Services Sector from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Noticia De Ultima Hora:

A partir del 21 de abril de 2020, el gobernador Greg Abbott anunció una orden ejecutiva que requiere que todos los profesionales de la salud con licencia de Texas (incluyendo dentistas) pospongan todos los procedimientos que no sean médicamente necesarios hasta la medianoche Abril 21 2020. Antoine Dental Center no verá los procedimientos programados regularmente esta fecha.

A partir de Marzo 25 2020, la orden Stay Home Work Safe (Toque de Queda) entrará en vigencia en el condado de Harris, Houston, TX.

Antoine Dental Center estará operando bajo El Sector De Servicios De Emergencia de 11:00 am a 2:00 pm los Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes.
Los Servicios Dentales De emergencia y la atención dental de urgencia se consideran esenciales. Haga click aquí para más detalles.