Doctor Corey Bickler Talks about TMJ and Teeth Grinding
There’s a lot of people who come in with chronic jaw pain. It’s one of those problems, especially in the last few years when we’ve had a lot of issues with COVID and the stress that people have been put into. We found a lot of people are clenching, grinding, and chewing their teeth away. One of the opportunities that we have for people is provide something to wear at night with a Brux guard. That’s certainly an option for them.
Overall, though, I’d love to get to what the source of their grinding and clenching, and sometimes their pain is. And ultimately, not in every case, but in some cases, we can remedy that with another solution, whether it’s working with other specialists or with an orthodontist to get teeth in the right spot.
I think overall, you’re gonna find here, we’re gonna give you a good opportunity to look into that and see if there’s other opportunities than just sticking a nightguard in your mouth. Even though that is a great option for some people, it’s not the best option for everybody.