Posts Categorized: TMJ

We Can Find Out Why You Feel Pain When You Bite And Chew

The inability to comfortably bite and chew food can be a frustrating, seemingly inescapable problem. After all, even if you are uncomfortable, you have to eat! If you are frequently trying to avoid biting down with a certain tooth because of pain or sensitivity, or if you are having a hard time opening and closing… Read more »

Make Time To Talk To Your Dentist About Ongoing Jaw Pain

If you continue to have problems speaking, biting, chewing, or laughing due to jaw pain, you should be worried. Stiff, painful, or limited jaw movements are signs of TMJ dysfunction. Other problems connected to this issue include headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and teeth grinding. If you are ready to take on this trouble, schedule… Read more »

Treating Jaw Problems That Can Disrupt Your Daily Life

If you have issues with your jaw, your daily life can be negatively affected by several unpleasant symptoms. You might not realize it, but the reason for your frustrating chronic headaches could be related to TMJ dysfunction. While this problem concerns your jaw joints and muscles, several areas like your head, face, and neck can… Read more »

What Your Dentist Can Do To Address A Teeth Grinding Problem

In many cases, dental crowns are used to restore cavity-affected teeth. What you should know is that your Sheridan, WY dentist’s office will provide restorative work for more than just tooth decay. In other words, a cavity is not the only problem that can affect the health of your tooth in a serious way. People… Read more »

Addressing TMJ Disorder: 3 Very Important Things To Change

When you discover that something isn’t quite right with your TMJs (remember that these are your jaw joints and that TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint), you know something needs to change. However, unless you happen to have a lot of knowledge already about what’s going on, you may feel as though you are coming… Read more »

My Jaw Hurts All The Time!

Chronic pain can be frustrating, annoying, debilitating, and well, painful. It can be particularly frustrating when the cause of the pain is unknown. If you consistently have pain in your jaw, you could be facing TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. The chronic pain is not limited to your jaw, as TMJ disorder can cause chronic headaches,… Read more »

Why Does My Jaw Click So Much?

A clicking jaw can be unsettling especially when it happens often. It can be especially unsettling if it is accompanied by pain or other symptoms like grinding or constant headaches. While it can be a one-time or seldom-time annoyance, your jaw clicking can also be a sign of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. It is important… Read more »

Do I Have TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder, which encapsulates a range of issues that affect your temporomandibular joints (TMJs).  These joints connect your lower jaw to your skull and provide movement for your mouth. TMJ disorder can make opening and closing your mouth difficult and lead to chronic discomfort. The disorder has a wide range of symptoms that can sometimes… Read more »

Potential Damage From Grinding Your Teeth

Grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism, is an incredibly common sleep disorder. If it happens during your sleep, how do you know if you have it? Do you wake up with a sore jaw or sore teeth? Do you frequently wake up tired after a full night of sleep? Do you seem to always… Read more »

The Problems Caused By Grinding Your Teeth

Does stress cause you to you clench your jaw during the day? Do you wake up with pain in your jaw or headaches almost every morning? You may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can cause damage to your teeth. It can cause frequent headaches. Grinding your teeth can… Read more »