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Oral health care includes treatment for conditions that affect the function of your bite. For example, bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ-D) can be treated by your dental healthcare professional.
Dr. Douglas Beischel in Paradise Valley treats patients for bite conditions that can damage teeth and have painful side-effects. Beischel Family Dentistry provides dental appliances to treat bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder so you can smile comfortably with healthy dentition.
Occlusal Appliances to Treat Bruxism
Bruxism may be caused by stress or jaw misalignment, and results in jaws clenched with enormous force. When this is done on a nightly basis, it can cause several problems such as:
- Abnormal bite
- Muscle pain in the neck
- Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth
Dr. Beischel can design an occlusal appliance that protects teeth from damage and properly aligns your bite so you can sleep comfortably.
Orthodontic Appliances to Treat Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Sometimes bruxism is accompanied by temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ-D. TMJ-D results when the joints that connect the upper and lower jaw are not functioning properly, causing your muscles and ligaments to become painfully inflamed. The symptoms of TMJ-D are:
- Locked and stiff Jaw
- Popping or Clicking of the Jaw when Opening or Closing the Jaw
After taking a 3D digital x-ray, Dr. Beischel can detect TMJ-D and provide orthodontic devices to ease the pain. Typically worn at night, these customized mouthpieces keep your jaw in correct placement while sleeping, providing you immediate relief.
Beischel Family Dental Provides Occlusion and Mouth Guards to Restore Oral Health
If you wake up with a clenched jaw or have jaw pain, contact Beischel Family Dental. Dr. Douglas Beischel can diagnose and properly treat bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder with dental appliances that protect teeth and align the jaw. His friendly office serves people in Paradise Valley and surrounding communities.