Long Island TMJ Therapy in Bellmore, NY
Dr. Germaine can help you protect your teeth from undue wear and tear!
Do you constantly wake up with pain in your jaw joints? This unconscious habit, known as the temporomandibular joints, can incur a lot of damage if you regularly grind your teeth in your sleep. This unconscious habit, also known as bruxism, is performed by millions of Americans, but many of them have no idea! Dr. Germaine will be able to identify whether or not you grind your teeth in your sleep during a general dentistry examination based on the amount of damage that has occurred on your teeth. Please contact us today to arrange an appointment and protect your teeth and smile!
At night, those with TMJ will unconsciously clench their jaw and grind their rows of teeth together. In addition to placing a lot of unnecessary stress on the TMJ, the top enamel of a tooth will begin to wear down or even crack because of this. To alleviate this, Dr. Germaine can provide you with a nightguard to be worn during sleep. A nightguard somewhat resembles a mouth-guard, and prevents the top and bottom rows of teeth from touching. This appliance can help you maintain your smile for a very long time, and it will certainly reduce your chances of causing enamel cracks.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment for TMJ therapy. Dr. Germaine sees patients from Bellmore, Freeport, Levittown, Oceanside, Massapequa, and other New York communities for TMJ therapy. If this will be your first time at our practice, please take a moment to read the information that is located on our new patient page.