November is TMJ Awareness Month, a time to let our patients know that there are noninvasive ways to treat chronic headaches and jaw pain.
We can spot signs of teeth grinding and other issues related to problems with your jaw joint, or TMJ, at your routine cleanings. The most obvious red flags are worn or fractured teeth, which make you more susceptible to decay, cavities, and gum disease. You’ll also be more likely to need restorative dental care more often as a result.
But another risk of untreated TMJ disorders is your sleep quality since most sufferers grind and clench their teeth and jaw while they sleep.
Don’t ignore the warning signs! Check out today’s infographic for some common symptoms of TMJ disorder and teeth grinding so you can visit us for noninvasive solutions that heal the jaw, improve your sleep, and relieve your pain!