Need Help With Your Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding?

Do you find yourself grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw? Are people around you telling you that you are loudly grinding your teeth, even in your sleep? This habit is known as bruxism, where you grind your teeth, basically rubbing or sliding them across one another, and when you are clenching your jaws, you… Read more »

There Is No Need to Suffer With Chronic Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can arise for a variety of reasons such as dental issues from gum disease, poor fitting bridges or dentures, temporomandibular disorder (TMD), an abscessed tooth, stress and anxiety, teeth grinding, sinus issues, osteomyelitis (an infection in the bloodstream, which affects the jaw joint, facial swelling and fever, heart attack, injury to the jaw… Read more »

Are You Looking for Help Relieving Your TMJ Pain?

If you have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder, you may be experiencing discomfort, functional issues with the jaw, pain in the jaw joints when you bite down or simply have a dull aching sensation in the jaw muscles. If TMJ disorder goes on long enough, it can damage the internal joint structures as well as… Read more »

What Are My Treatment Options for TMJ Disorder?

Did you know that over 10 million Americans suffer the effects of TMJ disorders or TMD? Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders also affect women between the ages of 20 and 40 more than men. November is TMJ Awareness Month, a time of creating awareness around the nation for those with TMJ disorders to understand what… Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be needed when the jaws need… Read more »

Is TMJ Affecting More Than Just Your Jaw?

When it comes to temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ), most patients believe this only affects their oral health. But the sad truth is it can actually impact your overall health as well. With TMJ, you would expect pain and sore muscles in the jaw when you talk, chew and swallow, all of which can lead… Read more »

At-Home Self Care for TMJ

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they often go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help it dissipate. This is a good time to help alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking to a soft food or blended diet instead… Read more »

Knowing When You Have TMJ

Are you constantly having problems pain or difficulty opening and closing your jaw? If you are constantly dealing with problems with your TMJs, or temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, you are not alone. Millions of your fellow Americans are also dealing with some form of chronic facial pain, which is in fact, the most frequent… Read more »

Causes and Care for Orofacial Pain

The term orofacial pain refers to discomfort that occurs in any area of the head, including inside the mouth, along the jaw or in other areas of the face. This sort of discomfort affects many patients and causes them to experience different types of facial pain, including toothaches. We can help you live comfortably by… Read more »

A Dental Guard Might Be Included in a TMJ Disorder Treatment Plan

Early symptoms of TMJ disorder often manifest as a dull ache around the temples as well as the jaw muscles. Some people with issues in their temporomandibular joints will also experience discomfort when biting down or an uncomfortable clicking or locking up in the joint. If you have been experiencing symptoms like this, you should… Read more »