Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Wed 06/22/2016
Night guards are a commonly prescribed solution for nighttime bruxism (tooth clenching or grinding). Unfortunately, many people that use night guards are dismayed to experience new or worsening pain in their temporomandibular joint (TMJ) after wearing the appliances. Here, Dr. Michael Cortese of Princeton Prosthodontics explains the connection between night guards and TMJ pain.