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Calgary, AB / (403) 253-7003

Mouthguards, Bruxism, & TMD

Grinding your teeth in your sleep can lead to serious pain in your jaw joint and other unpleasant effects. Protect your teeth and save yourself from daily discomfort with a mouthguard.

Request an appointment for your custom mouthguard fitting.

What Is Bruxism?

Many of us grind our teeth at night and don’t even know it. This condition (which is also called bruxism) slowly wears the teeth away, causing them to get shorter and weaker. Patients suffering from bruxism often find that their teeth have taken on a flattened, roughened look. In some cases, teeth-grinding can become so severe that the patient wears through the enamel, exposing the tooth’s sensitive dentin interior.

Patients who grind their teeth may also experience pain in their TMJ (temporomandibular joint), which could eventually lead to TMD (temporomandibular disorder).

Symptoms of Bruxism

  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw pain & stiffness
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Broken teeth or fillings

Protecting Teeth With Mouthguards

The best way to prevent permanent damage due to bruxism is through an acrylic splint or bite guard appliance. The appliance is designed to fit on the biting surface of the upper or lower teeth. While the mouthguard doesn’t stop you from grinding your teeth, it does protect your teeth from damage and absorbs the force to alleviate stress on the jaw joint.

What Is TMD?

TMD or temporomandibular disorder is an umbrella term we use to describe chronic jaw pain and movement issues. Since it refers to a variety of issues, TMD can develop as a result of a variety of sources, including joint disorders like osteoarthritis, injuries to the joint or surrounding muscles, or problems with the shape of the joint.

Symptoms of TMD

  • Jaw pain
  • Facial pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty opening the mouth fully
  • Lockjaw
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding noises in the jaw

Visit Us In Chinook Centre Professional Tower

Ti Dental is easily found in suite 708 of the Chinook Centre Professional Tower. We hope to see you in our office soon.

Our Address

  • 6455 Macleod Trail SW Suite 708
  • Calgary, AB T2H 0K9

Contact Us

  • Monday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • SundayClosed

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