Did you know that an estimated 30 to 40 million across the US suffer from bruxism? Bruxism, or the chronic grinding or clenching of teeth is a condition which can result in deleterious effects to your oral health. At Central Park Dental, your Yonkers TMJ dentist provides evaluations and treatment services for bruxism and the TMJ disorders which can result. Making a comprehensive range of dental services available, from the essentials in preventive and emergency dental care, to the highest quality restorative, prosthetic and cosmetic treatments for your smile, you can expect to receive the gentle and individualized treatment you deserve at our office. Whether you’re experiencing facial pain, stiffness of the jaws, popping or clicking of the jaws, Dr. Konvalinka welcomes you to receive the state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment your require.
It’s common for us to underestimate the power of our bite force. Despite the fact that enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body, chronic teeth grinding can lead to excessive wear spots on the teeth, crack restorative fillings and crowns, and contribute to the development of TMD, a degenerative disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the joint which joins the jawbone to the skull. The joint is cushioned by a small disc, absorbing the impact of the movement when we speak, chew and swallow. When there are issues with the TMJ, muscle tension can begin to stiffen the surrounding areas, contributing to an imbalance in proper bite force. With TMJ disorders that have resulted from bruxism, your Yonkers TMJ dentist can provide you with an effective treatment solution. With a customized set of night guards, designed to keep your jaws apart while you sleep, you can comfortably curb your night time bruxism habits, effectively reducing the tension on your jaws, TMJ, and surrounding muscles.
To find out if TMJ therapy with the use of custom night guards is right for you, schedule a consultation with your experienced Yonkers TMJ dentist right here at Central Park Dental today!