Does A Night Guard Help With TMJ Syndrome?

What is TMJ Syndrome?

TMJ Syndrome refers to pain and issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, which is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. There are multiple causes of TMJ disorders, each with a range of symptoms. It’s important to have a dentist diagnose you with TMJ syndrome, to determine the cause of your pain, as the cause of the disorder will affect the treatment. Most cases are temporary and symptoms can be relieved with at-home care like night guards, but more severe cases can require advanced bite splints or even surgery. 


Symptoms of TMJ Syndrome include:

  • Pain or tenderness around jaw or ear
  • Headaches 
  • Aching facial pain
  • Jaw locking, clicking, or popping
  • Pain while chewing

Causes of TMJ Syndrome include:

  • Grinding or clenching teeth (bruxism)
  • Misalignment of teeth or jaw
  • Trauma to the jaw
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Arthritis

A Night Guard Can Help Relieve TMJ Syndrome Symptoms

When deciding if a night guard is the right treatment for you, it is essential to understand the causes of the treatment. If your symptoms are believed to be a result of teeth grinding or clenching, which is a common cause of TMJ syndrome, a night guard could be a great at-home treatment that provides immediate relief. 


Keep in mind, a night guard does not cure TMJ Syndrome, it helps to alleviate the symptoms. Often, teeth grinding or clenching at night can result in headaches in the morning, jaw pain or tenderness, teeth or facial aches, and more. 


CustMbite Can Be Your Solution

CustMbite’s night guard is designed by dentists with our patented Vistamaxx™ material, which is comfortable and flexible yet tough. It is molded at home to provide the most comfortable fit so you can sleep better and be relieved from pain caused by TMJ Syndrome. 


Check out CustMbite’s patented nightguard solution and find relief today!