TMJ & Bruxism Treatment – Harker Heights, TX

Address Chronic Pain, Get Lasting Relief

Bruxism, the unconscious grinding and clenching of teeth, affects millions of U.S. adults and children. This typically occurs during sleep, and while bruxism may seem like a harmless bad habit, several oral and overall health concerns may arise as a direct result. Some of these may include:

  • Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD)
  • Daytime fatigue or exhaustion
  • Chronic morning headaches, earaches, or neck pain

Contact us to schedule an appointment for TMJ and bruxism treatment in Harker Heights, TX.


Why Choose Market Heights Family Dental for TMJ & Bruxism Treatment?

  • Digital Impression Technology In-House
  • Highly Personalized Oral Appliances
  • We Accept PPO Dental Insurance

Cause of Bruxism

Woman grinding teeth in sleep

Bruxism is often an early indicator of other sleep disorders like snoring or sleep apnea. In some cases, it occurs as a result of stress and goes away on its own, but for those who are constant teeth grinders, we may recommend treatment to prevent potential damage.

In many cases, patients who consistently grind their teeth without treatment are highly likely to develop TMJ disorder.

A Solid Solution

Mouth piece for T M J and bruxism treatment

Bruxism typically occurs during sleep and changing the behavior can be difficult. If our evaluation determines you are grinding teeth and have developed signs of TMJ disorder, we will recommend a nightguard. These personalized oral appliances are comfortable and flexible, allowing patients to speak, drink, and breathe while wearing. Nightguards protect teeth by creating a barrier between the upper and lower arch to prevent clenching and straining during sleep.