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Holiday Stress and TMJ

Increased stress around the Holiday Season is normal, but habits that can arise from it such as bruxism (tooth grinding) need to be monitored. Bruxism can cause and exacerbate jaw misalignment and TMJ – issues that may lead to significant discomfort and permanent damage to the teeth.

If you suffer from Holiday Stress or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ, please call Scott Young, DDS neuromuscular dentist Dr. Scott Young at 832-610-3123 today to schedule a treatment consultation.

In many cases, bruxism is involuntary or only occurs during sleep. This type of tooth grinding is difficult to treat through relaxation methods and may occur even when stress levels are reduced. If you are experiencing pain in your jaw, frequent headaches, or any of the other symptoms of TMJ, Dr. Young can assess your jaw alignment and help you determine if more advanced treatment is necessary.

Treating TMJ and preventing nocturnal teeth grinding often requires little more than a fitted mouthguard worn while sleeping. Other options may include muscle relaxation with a TENS unit, medication, and stress-reduction techniques. The best way to learn which of these options if right for you is through a one-on-one consultation at our comfortable office in The Woodlands.

To schedule your TMJ consultation, please contact Scott Young, DDS today. We welcome patients from Houston and all surrounding areas of Texas.

Dr. Scott Young, DDS

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