Ankeny Dental Associates

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): TMJ and Bruxism

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We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our office. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

TMJ and Bruxism

Having headaches can be a symptom of TMJ disorders. In order to determine if that is the case for you, we can do an evaluation. If your symptoms are due to TMJ, we will provide treatment alternatives to help.

While teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is very common among adults, it can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw joints. If you wake up with sore muscles or you have noticed that you clench or grind your teeth, we can make a night guard that will help protect your teeth.

Symptoms for TMJ disorders can vary dramatically from one person to the next and can include facial pain, neck pain, headaches, sensitive teeth, clicking or popping joints, locking jaw joints, and your teeth not coming together correctly.

If you experience any of these symptoms, call our office and we will schedule an exam to determine if you have a TMJ disorder.

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