All You Need to Know About TMJ Treatment

As a TMJ sufferer, you’re likely tired of the pain and inconvenience associated with the problem. This likely leads to searching for different TMJ disorder treatments. Our dental team doesn’t blame you! Discomfort and limited functionality in the jaw joints of the mouth can be quite troublesome. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help your jaw joint return to... read more »

Minor TMJ Disorder Symptoms Might Be Addressed by Making Minor Lifestyle Changes

Problems with tension, inflammation, and physical dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw can have an increasingly negative effect on your overall quality of life. In many of these cases the causes of chronic TMJ disorder are related to varying factors, so it’s best to have the problem professionally diagnosed by an orthodontist like Dr. Carl McMillan. Common... read more »

TMJ Disorder Treatment Starts with Basic Lifestyle Modification

TMJ disorder is a general term used to describe pain or other discomfort associated with the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. These joints are very sophisticated and, in many cases, have pain or inflammation issues arise from seemingly mundane sources. Your dentist, Dr. Carl McMillan, often starts addressing TMJ disorder symptoms with basic lifestyle modifications. Oftentimes, this includes eating... 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 times when mechanical injury or... 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 to effectively grind food. The... read more »

TMJ Disorder Symptoms

The temporomandibular joints, are complex ball and socket joints that hinge your jaw. More commonly known as TMJ they allow you to chew food, speak and they are even involved with making certain facial expressions. The TMJ joints works in concert with a series of muscles and ligaments. Each TMJ joint has a small disk of cartilage, that allows the... read more »

A Two-Step Treatment Strategy for TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder refers to a problem with the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. These sophisticated ball and socket joints work in concert with ligaments and muscles in your mouth, allowing you to open your mouth, chew food, and speak. Early symptoms of TMJ disorder include a chronic dull ache near your temples or in front of your ears. This... read more »

Insights on TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joints, more commonly known as TMJ are complex and sophisticated joints that hinge your jaw. They allow you to open your mouth, chew your food, speak and are even involved in certain facial expressions. Each ball and socket joint has a disk of cartilage that allows it to slip a little bit. This motion allows you to chew and... read more »

Treatment Options for a Moderate to severe case of TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joints, more commonly known as TMJ are the joints that hinge your jaw, allowing you to open and close your mouth, chew you food and speak. The two ball and socket joints are rather sophisticated. They comprise a series of muscles, ligaments and a disk of cartilage. This allows you to chew and grind your food as well as... read more »

More Tips on Managing Your TMJ

If you are getting the TMJ treatment you need, and are following some of the basic tips we mentioned in our last blog, read on. We have some more tips that can help you as you deal with the pain in your jaw. You already know that a moist heat pack can help to relieve pain, but conversely, you can... read more »