Bruxism & TMJ Treatment
Bruxism is excessively grinding or clenching your teeth, typically to the point of damage to your teeth and sometimes causing undue stress on your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). More and more research is discovering that buxism may be a direct result of sleep apnea. Dr. Annis can evaluate your airway and if appropriate recommend a sleep study to determine your best treatment. Additionally, there are many facets to a TMJ problem and Dr. Annis can help evaluate and possibly even refer to a physical therapist if necessary.
There are scenarios in which a simple nightguard can help to prevent pre-mature wear of your teeth or crowns. This is a very quick and simple appointment and can save you a lot of time and money by preventing damage to your teeth.