Night Guard for TMJ Disorder-Melbourne, FL
The patient was experiencing jaw fatigue, headaches, and night time grinding/clenching. He presented with chipping restorations, breaking teeth, decreased range of motion and sensitivity to temperature. Dr. Patel diagnosed him with TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), secondary to parafunction from his grinding and clenching. A treatment plan was provided to try appliance therapy with a night guard to help alleviate his symptoms and prevent any further damage. Once all of the necessary restorations of his teeth were complete, a night guard was specifically molded to fit his mouth. He was able to utilize the guard to help with his grinding and clenching, as well as prevent any long term side effects.More
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