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 »

TMJ Dentistry: How Can it Help?

What do you know about TMJ dentistry? Do you know what you can do if you have problems with your TMJ? Similarly, do you know why it’s important to address issues with your TMJ? The TMJ, also referred to as the temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects your jaw and your skull. Unfortunately, problems… Read more »

What are the Symptoms of TMJ?

What do you know about TMJ dentistry? Do you know what you can do if you have problems with your TMJ? Similarly, do you know why it’s important to address issues with your TMJ? You see, your TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. If it is damaged or not working… Read more »

Help Manage Your Stress With Your Diet

One major cause of TMJ disorders is stress. Stress can contribute to teeth grinding and clenching, poor sleep, and other issues. Did you know there are healthy foods you eat every day that can help reduce and control stress? Here is some information on which foods help cut stress, and why. Food can act in… Read more »

Tips for Maintaining Your Jaw Health

TMJ disorders cover a wide range of problems and have all kinds of causes, from injury to teeth grinding to stress. At TMJ Therapy, we specialize in treating the whole spectrum of TMJ disorders. And while receiving top-level treatment is essential, it is also key for you to maintain jaw health after you walk out… Read more »