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TMJ Treatment near Carlsbad, CA, from Our 5-Star-Rated Dentists

Non-Invasive TMJ Treatment

If you suffer from the painful side effects of TMJ (TMD), we can provide you with a night guard to help reduce or even eliminate your discomfort. At McElroy Smiles By Design, our dentists have successfully helped many patients with this non-invasive TMJ treatment near Carlsbad, CA.

What is A Night Guard?

A night guard is a bite splint that you wear when you go to bed. It fits over your teeth like an athletic mouth guard but is made of a much stronger material, so it can withstand the strong forces of your clenching jaw. Unlike an athletic mouth guard, a night guard is precision-fitted and specially shaped to control the way your upper and lower teeth close together.

A night guard can prevent your teeth from being worn down, cracked, or damaged, by alleviating the pressure on your vulnerable teeth. It creates a comfortable barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing harmful tooth-to-tooth damage.

If you tend to suffer from headaches or facial pain due to TMJ, your night guard can help! This type of pain is often caused by the overuse of and strain on your facial muscles that occurs from teeth clenching. Wearing your night guard to sleep can lessen muscle activity in your jaw. Most of our patients with night guards report that their headaches were significantly reduced or fully eliminated after using our custom-made night guards.

Schedule Your Appointment Today for TMJ Treatment near Carlsbad, CA

If you would like to learn more about TMJ treatment near Carlsbad, CA, call 760.621.7303 and schedule an appointment. To learn about our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Examclick here. We look forward to meeting you!


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