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 doctors, Dr. Carl McMillan with TMJ... 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 of all causes of TMJ... 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 severely debilitate your smile including... 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 teeth, causing pain and popping... read more »

How TMJ Therapy Can Help You Conquer TMD

TMJ is an acronym for “temporomandibular joints” -- those gorgeously intricate muscles and joints that permit your jawbone to shift so as to do things like chew, swallow and speak. A TMJ disorder (TMD) might occur after a jaw dislocation or as a side effect of arthritis, your jaw’s natural alignment, stress or teeth grinding. You’ll experience pain and tightness... read more »

Understanding Temporomandibular Joints

Like any health condition, understanding what you are suffering from is the key to finding treatment. TMD is a common disorder that can affect your jaw causing you pain. Luckily, our team here at TMJ Therapy in American Fork, Utah, has experience in helping people with their TMD, and are happy to give you some basic information to help guide... read more »

Do You Have a Damaged TMJ?

Although it seems simple to open and close our mouths, there is actually a complex process required for this ability to take place. Within our jaw, temporomandibular joints, also called TMJs, use ball and socket joints that work in unison with ligaments, muscles, discs, and bones to create a finely-tuned mechanism to accomplish the task. Due to the complex nature... read more »

Wearing a Night Guard to Protect against Bruxism and TMJ

Bruxism is the act of clenching or grinding your teeth. There are two main types of bruxism, with one occurring with you are asleep and one occurring while awake. If you suffer from sleep bruxism, only after you have signs of damage may you perhaps finally see the first indicator you suffer from it.  Don’t wait until your teeth and... read more »

What is TMJ Disorder?

Do you ever experience tightness or tension in your jaw when you wake up? Do you ever suffer from mild irritation or extreme pain in your jaw? Do you have similar pain or discomfort in your throat or in your neck? If so, you could be suffering from TMJ disorder, which is often referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder. As... read more »

What Causes TMJ Disorder

You probably know that the health of your mouth can actually affect your overall health. For example, you may have heard that gum disease can lead to issues such as gum disease, heart disease, or even lung disease. But did you know that issues in your mouth can also lead to issues such as frequent headaches? In fact, consistent jaw... read more »