Spotting TMJ

Did you know, if you suffer from painful headaches or jaw pain, this could be a sign of TMJ? TMJ is a disorder that can cause many problems in your jaw joints, ears, head, face, and even teeth. This disorder can be painful and is important to find a solid treatment plan to reduce the… Read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: TMJs

In order to ensure your teeth are properly cared for, it is important to take into account all areas of your jaw and face. One of the most important sections of your mouth involves the joints in your jaw known as the temporomandibular joints, also called TMJs. If damage to your TMJs occurs, it can… Read more »

A Dental Guard Can Help Protect Your Teeth and Temporomandibular Joints from Complications Caused by Night Grinding

A chronic state of stress can have a significant impact on your medical health and psychological condition. It can also have a gradual negative effect on your overall oral health and function. Some people will start to grind their teeth when sleeping in response to chronic stress. As time goes on the frequent pressure caused… Read more »

Healthy Temporomandibular Joints for a Healthy Mouth

Your temporomandibular joints are indispensable for your mouth to work well. As the joints within your jaw complete the intricate process of chewing and moving your mouth at a variety of angles, they can maintain damage due to the steady wear they sustain, resulting in what is called TMJ disorder. Here are some important facts… Read more »

TMJ Symptoms

Do you wake up with painful jaw movements? Do you find it hard to eat, talk, or yawn? If so, you could be suffering from TMJ and should seek help right away. There are two joints on each side of your face that control the movement of your jaw if you hear popping, clicking, fell… Read more »

What Is the Cause of TMJ

Are your teeth starting to look dull or flat? Do you wake up with a headache, damaged teeth or dental restorations, or cuts or damage to the inside of your cheeks? Does your partner tell you that you grind your teeth or snore when you sleep? If you have these symptoms, you may have bruxism which… Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Fix Your TMJ

If you have TMJ disorder, orthodontics might be just the solution for permanently correcting your bite. How exactly does that work? Here’s the low-down: Many TMJ disorders are caused by what is called a malocclusion – that’s just a fancy term for a bad bite. Your misaligned bite can cause stress on your jaw and… Read more »

How Can I Relieve My TMJ Discomfort?

The TMJ disorder can cause severe pain and discomfort in the temporomandibular joints, which are the joints that hinge the jaw, which can make it very difficult to eat, talk, and laugh. Our dentist, Dr. Carl McMillan, and dental team can imagine that can be quite inconvenient. Fortunately, there are things you can do to… Read more »

How Does Your Jaw Make Chewing Possible?

Have you ever wonder how your jaw makes chewing possible? The wide range of motion displayed by your mouth is due to the temporomandibular joints in your jaw, also referred to as TMJs. Due to the complete nature of TMJs and their proclivity for receiving plenty of wear, they can break down on occasion, which can… Read more »

Facts About TMJ Disorder

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are your jaw joints. Disorders with these joints are very common. Some symptoms of TMJ disorders include: – Discomfort in the jaw or face – Clicking or popping in the TMJs – Headaches – A crunching sound when you use your jaw joints – A locking jaw – Discomfort when you… Read more »