August 27th, 2015
STUCK IN TRAFFIC? FEELING TENSE? If you live in East Contra Costa County, California and commute daily on Highway 4, you may have Highway 4 Temporomandular Disorder (TMD).
TMD Can Make For An Uncomfortable Commute
The symptoms of Highway 4 TMD include:
- Tooth pain
- Muscle aches
Your pain may may be chronic or come and go related to your daily commute.
TMD-related problems may include:
- Tight muscles
- Joint inflammation
- Joint damage
- Teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism)
Stress Can Make TMD Worse
One thing for sure, the stress of your commute on Highway 4 can only make your TMD and bruxism worse. Bruxism (teeth grinding) or clenching strains the TMJ and is associated with stress. It's hard to control the habit of tooth grinding when you are commuting or stuck in traffic. That's when a dental splint can help.
A splint is a custom made acrylic appliance that fits over your teeth. It may also be called an orthotic or night guard. A splint can keep your upper and lower teeth apart and reduce muscle strain and joint pain as well as eliminate tooth grinding.
Do You Need Relief From Highway 4 TMD?
Until the Highway 4 Bart line is completed and construction is done, you need not live with all Highway 4 pain and discomfort. Feel good and put your jaw at ease with a commuter Highway 4 TMD splint from Gorczyca Orthodontics. If you have Highway 4 TMD symptoms, call us at Gorczyca Orthodontics at 925-757-9000. Find us at www.clubbraces.com.