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 grind food efficiently. A dull... 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 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 »

Spotting TMJ

Did you know, if you suffer from painful headaches or jaw pain, this could be a sign of TMJ? TMJ is a disorder that can cause many problems in your jaw joints, ears, head, face, and even teeth. This disorder can be painful and is important to find a solid treatment plan to reduce the pain.   Here at 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 »

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 »

Chronic Temporomandibular Discomfort

Do you ever suffer from pain in your jaw? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people struggle with jaw pain and do not know they could be suffering from tempromandibular joint disorder. Many of these things, like speaking, chewing and certain facial expressions, are possible thanks to the sophisticated temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, that hinge your jaw. Both... 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 »

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 you do have TMJ, but... read more »