Do you wake up every day knowing that you’re going to experience a headache? Is your jaw constantly popping, clicking, and sore? If so, then you might have a problem with your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. This is your main jaw joint, which consists of two small hinges located in front of your ears. Whether due to a misaligned bite or injury, this joint can often create muscle tension and pain that’s felt throughout the entire head, but Dr. Hoop can help patients discover the source of their issues and treat it directly. If you’re ready for lasting relief, give us a call today.
How can you know that you are clenching or grinding your teeth while you are sleeping? Look for these symptoms:
A comfortable solution is waiting at our office. We can create a bite splint or bite guard. This is a small plastic mouthpiece that you wear while you are sleeping to prevent unwanted contact between your upper and lower teeth.
Not only will this prevent headaches and jaw pain, but it will also protect your teeth from damaging one another. One of the most common signs that we look for is worn-down, cracked, or chipped molars. This is a problem you want to address before the damage is too great to easily repair!
We can’t wait to help you have more comfortable sleep!