TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joint of the jawbone, causing it to become swollen and irritated by bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding. This often occurs while asleep, and our dentist may recommend a night guard in Carmel, California, to help relieve discomfort. Make an appointment at 831-624-8548 and meet with Dr. Kris Sottosanti to see how night guards can relieve your symptoms.