Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). It is often caused by grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the joint. Patients at usually grind and clench their teeth at night and are unaware of the problem until morning jaw pain occurs or told by a family member or friend who hear them. Custom occlusal night guards can be a relieving supplemental treatment for those who suffer from TMD. Please call Lakeside Village Dental at 443-712-7200 to learn more about our dentist’s TMJ treatment in Owings Mills, Maryland. We look forward to your visit with Dr. Dede Orraca-Tetteh.