Dr. Ron Ranson and Dr. Leticia Fernandez-Ranson provide treatment for bruxism and TMJ to improve your oral health and quality of life. TMJ and bruxism can cause significant discomfort and impact your ability to perform many daily functions with ease, including chewing, speaking and yawning. Call Ranson & Ranson DDS PC Family Dental today at 309-866-3026 to make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about TMJ and bruxism treatment in Morton, Illinois.
Bruxism is more commonly known as teeth grinding. While it can occur at any time, it is much more common at night. Untreated bruxism causes a number of problems, including:
TMJ disorders may occur as a result of bruxism or as a result of an unrelated problem. TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint,” which is the joint connecting the lower jaw to the rest of the head. This condition develops when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured or misaligned. Some common signs of TMJ disorders include:
When you visit our office, our dentist will work with you to determine the cause of your bruxism and TMJ and create a customized treatment plan that meets your needs. Your treatment may involve custom mouth guards, jaw and facial relaxation exercises or restorative treatments. In more extreme cases, we may recommend oral surgery to correct the problems.
If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please call our office today!