What is TMJ?

If you have problems with pain in your jaw, do you ever think about going to the dentist to get it treated? Most people don’t, which is understandable. After all, a dentist just fixes teeth, right? Well, not exactly. Dentists like Dr. Carl McMillan at TMJ Therapy in American Fork, Utah can help with jaw… Read more »

All You Need to Know About TMJ Treatment

As a TMJ sufferer, you’re likely tired of the pain and inconvenience associated with the problem. This likely leads to searching for different TMJ disorder treatments. Our dental team doesn’t blame you! Discomfort and limited functionality in the jaw joints of the mouth can be quite troublesome. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help… Read more »

Temporomandibular Joint Discomfort Should Not Be Ignored

The temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw play a vital role in your essential oral function. They allow you to open up your mouth for clear speech as well as allowing you to bite off pieces of food. A matrix of muscles and connective tissues also work in tandem to allow you to chew and… Read more »

Treat Your TMJ With These Tips

Are you experiencing jaw pain or hearing sounds of popping and clicking as you talk or chew? If so, you could be experiencing temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD. Your temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ, is a complex joint that can cause severe pain when it becomes inflamed. That is why, our dentist,… Read more »

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with TMJ Care

If you wish for your smile to continue to operate as intended, it is important to make sure all parts involved work as intended. This includes your temporomandibular joints, also called your TMJs. TMJs are ball-and-socket joints located within your jaw that are essential for opening and closing your mouth and eating and chewing as… Read more »

Bruxism Signs and Symptoms

Bruxism is an oral health condition in which you clench and grind your teeth, typically while you sleep. It can introduce a lot of issues with your teeth, such as cracking, becoming worn down, and creating tension in your temporomandibular joint. Bruxism can be caused by stress, sleep disorders, anxiety, malocclusion (or “bad bite”), teeth… Read more »

Known Causes of TMJ Disorder

Because every person has temporomandibular joints (TMJs), they also have a risk of developing TMJ disorder. The TMJs are the jaw joints attaching the lower jaw to the skull, and if they don’t function efficiently, you may be left with a jaw that clicks and pops when it moves, locks open or shut, causes swelling… Read more »

Outlining the Basics of TMJs

Did you know that temporomandibular joints, also referred to as TMJs, are extremely beneficial for the proper functioning of your mouth? Not only do they play a key role in speaking, but they are also responsible for chewing correctly. If for any reason your TMJs are damaged, your oral health will suffer. Thus, be aware… Read more »

Minor TMJ Disorder Symptoms Might Be Addressed by Making Minor Lifestyle Changes

Problems with tension, inflammation, and physical dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw can have an increasingly negative effect on your overall quality of life. In many of these cases the causes of chronic TMJ disorder are related to varying factors, so it’s best to have the problem professionally diagnosed by an orthodontist… Read more »

Night Guards: Protect Your Smile While You Sleep

Are you a victim of bruxism or the TMJ disorder? If so, then Dr. Carl McMillan must have recommended wearing a night guard. A night guard is a strong, protective appliance that keeps your teeth and jaw in tip-top shape while you sleep. This means the teeth grinding and jaw clenching habits you participate in… Read more »