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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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"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

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