When is TMJ Surgery Necessary?

It’s no secret that temporomandibular joint disorders are painful and can have a major impact on your quality of life. Unfortunately, many people avoid seeking treatment because they automatically assume they will need to have some obscure jaw surgery like having their jaw wired shut. This is a myth. Treating TMJ disorders requires a dentist [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|TMJ|

How TMJ Causes Symptoms Throughout Your Body

One thing that makes TMJ hard to diagnose is that its symptoms can be so many and so variable. In fact, two people might have TMJ and not share any symptoms between them. Partly, that’s because TMJ is an umbrella term that refers to many linked or related conditions, but it’s also partly because these [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|TMJ|

If Your Jaw Locked Once, It Might Happen Again

People have a tendency to ignore TMJ symptoms. This is a problem because these symptoms are warning signs that dysfunction in your jaw is worsening, and will need more serious treatment in the future. One symptom that people tend not to ignore, however, is a locked jaw. This can be a terrifying [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|TMJ|

My Jaw Has Always Popped. Why Should I Get It Treated Now?

It’s important to understand that jaw popping and clicking is not a harmless symptom. It is related to serious jaw dysfunction that will likely only get worse without treatment. However, we also know that many people ignore this symptom, not understanding the consequences. If this is you, here are some of the [...]

Self Care Is a Great Start for TMJ Treatment

If you are experiencing facial pain related to a temporomandibular joint disorder (abbreviated TMJ or TMD), your best bet is to start with home care.That’s according to a new study that shows most people get benefit from home care treatments. However, if you don’t get enough benefit from your home care, it’s [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Dentist, TMJ|