Roleystone Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): TMJ & Bruxism

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Choosing the dentist that will work best for your family is a big decision. you probably have a number of questions you wish to ask regarding the services we offer and our practice philosophy. We have provided a list of some of the most common questions we receive in our office. If yours didn't make the list, simply give us a call or use our hand contact form to get in touch. We are always here to help!

TMJ & Bruxism

Not all headaches come from TMJ problems, but if you have teeth sensitivity, wear, or facial pain, they could be related. Contact our office for an evaluation of your jaw joints and to determine if the cause of your pain might be due to TMJ or clenching and grinding your teeth.


If you are seeking an alternative to CPAP therapy, you may find that oral appliance therapy works well and is easier to get used to. Oral appliance therapy uses a specially designed dental splint that gently opens your airway at the back of your through, making breathing easier. 

Treating sleep apnea is important because it can affect your overall health, including your heart.

Contact us to determine the correct sleep apnea treatment for you.

Each patient is different. An evaluation will help us determine the correct treatment for your snoring and sleep apnoea condition. We look forward to helping you achieve quality sleep!

While teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is very common among adults, it can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw joints. If you wake up with sore muscles or you have noticed that you clench or grind your teeth, we can make a night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep.

Snoring can cause moody mornings and make everyone grumpy! If you or your partner snores, it is important to have an evaluation because snoring is often a sign of a serious medical condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease and mood disorders, in addition to preventing your partner from sleeping well and placing a strain on intimacy.

We can provide you with a comfortable, custom nightguard designed to open up your airway while you sleep. More oxygen is allowed to enter the bloodstream, improving your health, and both you and your significant other will rest easier. 

TMJ symptoms can come and go or remain constant. It depends on the patient. Some of the common symptoms include:

  • Clicking, popping, or locking of your jaws
  • Jaw pain
  • Teeth that do not come together correctly
  • Headaches, backaches, or shoulder pain
  • Tinnitus

If you experience any of these symptoms, contact our office for an evaluation!

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