My jaw is clicking; what mouth guard do you recommend?
(Foster City, CA)
I have been grinding my teeth when I sleep for over 30 years and have always worn a custom-made night guard. My jaw often hurts in the morning and I have had some clicking on the right side.
Unfortunately, over the past couple of weeks, I have noticed that the clicking has gotten worse, especially when I open my mouth wide. The top of my jaw painfully shifts to the left and I am afraid that it will lock.
Which mouth guard do you recommend? I see that the TMJ Appliance is the highest rated to deal with jaw clicking; however, your review mentions that it can increase clenching, which I don't want.
I am willing to wear a mouth guard during the day if necessary.