Dr. James Denny, DMD
A Lexington, SC Dentist

I have pain in my jaw in the morning. Would a night guard help?

It certainly could.  TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, can cause a number of symtoms, including: headache, sore jaw, worn enamel, insomnia and loose teeth.  Many people grind, slide or clench their teeth together while they are sleeping, causing discomfort when they are awake, as well as damage to their teeth.  A night guard can be custom-made to fit your teeth and alleviate clenching and grinding that causes symptoms like pain in your jaw.  Call us today and Dr. Denny can help determine if you might benefit from a night guard.