10. Grinding or Clenching Teeth
The last reason why your teeth might hurt is from grinding and clenching your teeth (bruxism). Bruxism is often a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder which is an imbalance in your jaw joints. When they don’t rest in their optimal position, it can cause you to clench and grind your teeth at night while you sleep. When you wake up, your teeth will hurt from the pressure they endured all night. You might also experience other symptoms like headaches, jaw pain, and face pain.
If you experience any of the symptoms of TMJ, we highly recommend visiting us for a TMJ evaluation in Savannah, GA. Once we diagnose your condition, we will give you a customized TMJ treatment that will help you stop grinding and clenching your teeth and ultimately help prevent your tooth pain. This involves first using our TENS machine to relax the muscles in the jaw, face, head, and neck. It also stimulates endorphins which provide natural pain relief. Once we know where your jaw should rest in its most comfortable position, we will provide an oral splint to help your jaw remain in this comfortable position. Hopefully, after treatment, you will never have to ask us why your teeth hurt ever again.
Contact Beyond Exceptional Dentistry at (912) 234-8282 today to learn if TMJ treatment in Savannah, GA is right for you.