Recurring jaw pain and headaches can often be connected to nightly teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. If your facial pain, such as headaches and migraines, causes you to miss work, school or other social events, you may likely benefit from our jaw pain and headache treatments in Westchester, New York.
Many individuals with bruxism often wake up with discomforting tenderness or aching in their facial and jawbone regions. These symptoms could possibly be a result of the added tension and strain that comes from clenching your teeth. So, if you are experiencing severe headaches that interfere with your day-to-day wellbeing and responsibilities, please visit Dr. Richard Schechtman for a complimentary smile analysis.
Our Orthodontist may recommend a specialized mouth guard or other oral appliance as a method for reducing your headaches and jaw pain. These can be called bite guards or night guards and are worn at night to cover your teeth and protect them the effects of bruxism, such as attrition. These oral appliances can also ensure your jaw is kept in its proper position, lowering the frequency of your headaches. Our team at Schechtman Orthodontics will ensure your mouth guard fits comfortably and is the most suitable treatment for your dental needs. Please call us at 914-962-9600 to learn more.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD, can be characterized by a misaligned, injured or stressed jaw joint. There is not just one particular cause for TMJ disorder as it can be a result of stress, bruxism (nightly teeth grinding), trauma to the head or neck or simply arthritis. If you feel you may have TMD and would like to be diagnosed or informed of the cause of your jaw pain, we invite you to visit Schechtman Orthodontics and receive optimal TMJ treatment.
If you have any questions about our TMJ treatments in Westchester, New York, please call 914-962-9600 today! We look forward to improving your quality of sleep and your overall wellbeing.