TMJ Burxism (Temporomandibular Joint Burxism)

Temporomandibular joint bruxism is found on both sides of the jaw and holds the upper and lower together allowing for movement.  TMJ bruxism will experience pain on the joint areas and may also find it difficult to move their jaw.  These individuals can grind and clench their jaw with out being aware of it.  To prevent damage to the teeth people wear mouth guards or splints to prevent grinding, clenching, and TMJ burxism.  Some individuals find pain subsides with use of splint or mouthguard but will return without use.  Long term TMJ bruxism are long term teeth clenching or grinding, injury, infection, or arthritis.  

Causes of TMJ Bruxism 

  • Anxiety, stress, anger, or frustration 
  • Being tense 
  • Personality type agressive, competitive, hyperactive
  • Alignment of upper jaw and lower jaw is abnormal 
  • Sleep apnea 

Symptoms of TMJ Bruxism 

  • Clenching or grinding of the teeth
  • Flattened, fractured, chipped or loose teeth
  • Jaw or face pain or soreness
  • Jaw muscle tiredness or tightness
  • Earache or headache 
  • Bite marks on tongue 
  • Damage of the inside of cheeks due to chewing or biting 

Treatment of TMJ Burxism 

  • Advanced soft tissue release is a holistic, non-invasive, and pain free approach to pain relief without the use of medication. 
  • Our doctors use a variety of patented ASTR tools the break up the scar tissue and myofasical restriction causing for a reduction in pain and symptom relief. The source of the problem is identified and fixed so that the source of the pain is addressed.   
  • Each patient is given a specialized exercise program to allow to a decrease in inflammation, and the ability to strengthen the muscle to help the patient return back to normal function and be able to accomplish normal activities.  
  • Special instruction is given to provide the patient with the opportunity to have the fastest recovery time possible.