What Do You Know about TMJ and Its Effects?

What do you know about TMJ? Did you know that TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull? If this joint is damaged or not working properly, you may experience pain in your jaw, a clicking or popping sound, ear pain, headaches, and sore, stiff jaw muscles, These symptoms don’t necessarily mean… Read more »

Using a Nightguard to Treat TMJ and Chipped Teeth

Most adults that grind their teeth do so as a result of stress. Chronic night grinding can pose multiple threats to your mouth. The unnatural forces exerted by grinding your teeth can cause your bite pattern to meet improperly and result in chips on one or more teeth. Even if the chip doesn’t give you… Read more »

Nighttime Teeth Grinding Can Lead to TMJ

Are you finding your jaw sore in the morning after grinding your teeth at night? If this is something you are currently experiencing, it can pose a significant number of threats to your long-term oral health. The unnatural tension from constant teeth grinding can cause inflammation and soreness in the muscles and ligaments of your… Read more »

Treating TMJ Disorder

The joints that hinge your jaw are a somewhat complex system that allows them to perform the sophisticated movements of biting, chewing and grinding of your food thanks to a series of muscles, tendons, and ligaments working with the jaw. This also allows your lower jaw to slip and to apply grinding force. However, there are… Read more »

Understanding the Causes of Temporomandibular Joint Pain

Pain in the muscles and tissues that connect your lower jaw to your skull can be a symptom of a number of disorders called temporomandibular joint disorders, more commonly known as TMJ pain. Each of us has two temporomandibular joints, one on either side of our heads. Normally they function painlessly because everything is in… Read more »

Treatment Options for TMJ

If you have TMJ, something as simple as gum chewing can cause the following: pain in the joints of the jaw, clicking and popping of the jaw, or pain in the ears, ear popping, dizziness, headaches or migraines, sore or stiff jaw muscles, and pain in your temple. So, what can you do? You can experience temporary relief by… Read more »

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder That You Should Watch Out For

TMJ disorder is a general term used to note an issue with the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. The joints are rather sophisticated in that they are ball and socket joints that also serve as a hinge. They work in concert with multiple muscles and ligaments around the jaw. A small disc of cartilage… Read more »

Understanding the Potential Causes of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder is a general term used to describe discomfort, inflammation or pain in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. Understanding the underlying cause of the problem will go a long way toward finding relief and developing a successful treatment strategy. Grinding your teeth at night, is a common cause of TMJ disorder. The… Read more »

Two-Stage TMJ Treatment

The TMJ, or temporomandibular joints, hinge your jawbone to the rest of your skull. These TMJ joints work together with a series of ligaments and muscles to help you open your mouth, chew food and speak. Each sophisticated ball and socket joint also have a small disk of cartilage to allow for the slip needed… Read more »

Chronic Headaches Could Be Signs of TMJ Disorder

Headaches can have many causes, including stress, poor sleep, depression, and reaction to medication. Often, a headache is an isolated event and pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. But sometimes, headaches are chronic, even to the point of nearly being constant. In this case, they may be related to a TMJ disorder. When… Read more »