Posts Categorized: TMJ

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 »

Putting An End To Chronic Jaw Pain

Chronic jaw pain, and a lessened ability to bite, chew, and speak comfortably, could be the consequence of TMJ dysfunction. If your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) come out of their proper alignment, it can lead to operational difficulties. You can also experience headaches, and pain in your face and neck – this is because your jaw… Read more »

Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Smile

In this fast moving world, it’s important to slow down and take a breath. If you don’t find time to relax, it can begin to wear down your mental health. Your waning mental health can manifest itself in several different ways. Maybe you’ve noticed you’re always tired or sore for seemingly no reason. Stress can… Read more »

Seeking Relief From Uncomfortable TMJ Issues

Why are TMJ issues capable of making a person so uncomfortable? Your jaw’s function depends on the trigeminal nerve. In addition to operating your jaw, this nerve also affects sensation in your face, your neck, and your head. When you suffer TMJ issues, the effect on the nerve can leave you suffering soreness in your… Read more »

Dealing With The Discomfort Of TMJ Pains

TMJ pains can cause your quality of life to take a real hit. You can suffer periodic bouts of real discomfort, with discomfort in your face and jaw that can interfere with your ability to speak, or to bite and chew food. You might also develop chronic headaches. This discomfort might stem from arthritic jaw… Read more »

Grinding Your Teeth At Night Can Lead To Dental Damage

When you wake up in the morning, you should feel refreshed. If you are dealing with bruxism, you may be more likely to wake up feeling pain. People with bruxism tend to grind their teeth while they sleep, which means potentially awakening to soreness in their teeth, face, and jaw. While this can be enough… Read more »

Replacing A Lost Tooth Can Help You Avoid TMJ Problems

TMJ problems can mean frequent discomfort, and difficultly with basic jaw movements. It is an uncomfortable, unpleasant condition. While there is no single reason someone will develop issues around their jaw joints, missing teeth can increase your risk. Not only is tooth loss a cosmetic issue, it can also make it difficult to chew and… Read more »

Frequent Headaches? TMJ Problems Could Be The Cause

Did you know that problems with your jaw can lead to frequent headaches? Your jaw is operated by your trigeminal nerve, which is also responsible for sensation in your face, neck, and head. If something has upset your jaw joints (technically referred to as your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs), it can lead to chronic discomfort…. Read more »

The Relationship Between Tooth Loss And TMJ Problems

TMJ is a common abbreviation for your temporomandibular joint – these are the joints that connect your jaw to your skull. Your jaw function is controlled by the trigeminal nerve, which is also responsible for processing sensations of your face and head. When you develop TMJ problems, the nerve can become aggravated, and you can… Read more »

Working With Your Dentist To Address TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, the joints that connect your jawbone to the rest of your skull. Problems with your TMJs can result in a number of uncomfortable symptoms. TMJ dysfunction can cause headaches, make it difficult to move your jaw to speak or eat, and can even cause your jaw to feel “stuck,”… Read more »