How TMJ Disorder is Detrimental to Oral Health

Does your jaw make a clicking or popping sound when you open your mouth? Do you experience pain around your ears or jaw? These are classic symptoms of TMJ disorder. If you experience these symptoms it is important to discuss them with your dentist. TMJ disorder can have many unwanted effects on a person’s oral…

Is my headache a migraine or TMD?

Persistent headaches can be extremely uncomfortable and debilitating. The situation can be except especially frustrating if you’re unable to trace the headache to a definite cause. Proper diagnosis can help determine effective treatment. If you suffer from persistent headaches, it’s possible that you’re experiencing migraines. However persistent, severe headaches can also be a symptom of…

Experiencing Jaw Pain: Could it be TMJ?

The TMJ or temporomandibular joint is the connection at both sides of the face, holding the lower jaw (the mandible) to the temporal bones of the skull, located in front of each ear. When jaw pain is experienced, a dentist will assess patients for a condition known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. Despite the…

TMJ Disorder: Will it Get Worse With Stress?

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ, result from problems concerning the jaw, jaw joint and facial muscles involved in movement of the jaw and chewing. The disorder can manifest in a number of symptoms, including popping or pain in the joint, dizziness, earaches, headaches, locked jaws, and stiffness. There are a number of causes…

TMJ Disorder: Symptoms and Treatment Options

TMJ disorder is a common issue involving a problem with the alignment of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint is located where the lower jaw, or mandible, meets the skull at the temporal bone. Several facial and cranial nerves pass through this area, so when the joint is misaligned, a variety of symptoms can result. …