If you have TMJ Pain, and the cause is Teeth Grinding (Bruxism), then you should have a TMJ evaluation, TMJ test, or TMJ Exam to uncover the True reason for the tooth Grinding and Pain.
The Pain is usually brought on by the Bruxing, as well as the Bruxing may be caused by one or more of several other factors. They are...
- Bad Bites
- Nutritional habits.
- Less Active Physical habits that you're used to.
- Unhealthy condition of the body.
- Medical concerns.
- Environmental Stressors.
The TMJ Splint may help remove your pain instantly, but for more lasting Bruxism Remedy and long term reduction of soreness will require addressing the other issues that pertain to you.
If you do not have pain, and merely wish for to guard your teeth, the TMJ Splint will work. Hold on over again...
If you are grinding your teeth and wearing them down, the Splint could be a Temporary answer, though you may want to determine why you're Bruxing. Is it because you have a very Bad Bite that allows the grinding? In that case, then Bite Correction could be the answer. I do not correct several Bad Bites in my office because it's costly and sometimes demands grinding down your teeth even more.
So, there are other alternatives to Bruxing Treatment to Correcting Bites.
You may prefer to put on the Splint only at Night time (when you sleep). Or, the main cause could be an other reason as listed above.
In that case, the solution to improving or reducing your Tooth grinding is to prevent the other reasons that apply to you. Then you won't ought to wear a Splint every night.
So, to sum up how Bruxism Treatment should be completed. Treat with a TMJ Splint in the majority all cases, that'll stop the pain right away and keep the teeth.
If you do not have pain, you could work on other factors not associated with your bite or pain. Although it's a good idea to wear the Splint anyway to protect your teeth from wearing down, however it may not be needed.
If you treat with a Splint and the TMJ Dentist finds that you suffer a terrible off or Bad Bite, then address the option of Bite improvement. After that choose what to do as soon as discussing all available alternatives.