Bruxism and TMJ Dysfunction

Bruxism, or unconscious teeth-grinding, is a common condition that can lead to severe tooth damage and the need for restorative dental treatment. The condition can also over-stress your jaw joints, or temporomandibular joints (TMJs), leading to TMJ dysfunction.

If you grind your teeth while you sleep (known as nighttime bruxism), then a night guard will help protect your teeth and reduce symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. The guard will support your lower jaw in a more comfortable position as you sleep to relieve pressure on the joints and alleviate TMJ pain. We custom make the guards in both soft and hard materials for optimal comfort and effectiveness.

Call Dr. Mischenko’s Dental Office in Mt. Prospect, IL, Today!

At the office of Elizabeth Mischenko, DDS, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Mount Prospect, IL, today at 847-795-0270. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!

A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.