Jaw pain, often associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, can be a silent yet persistent source of discomfort for many individuals. Jaw pain and TMJ dysfunction are more than mere inconveniences; they can significantly impact daily life and well-being. Understanding the intricacies of the TMJ, recognizing symptoms, and exploring effective treatment options are crucial steps… Read more »
Category: Neuromuscular/TMJ Dentistry
Living with jaw pain can be frustrating, particularly when you are unsure of why the problem affects you. While discomfort that affects a specific tooth can feel like an obvious issue for your dentist, you may be less confident in what can be done for broader discomfort around your jaw movement. These issues with limited… Read more »
You may be fairly familiar with a number of dental issues that can threaten your oral health. For instance, most people can readily identify the term cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease, which afflict the structures of your teeth and their foundation of gum tissue and jawbone. However, in order for your mouth to… Read more »
One of the most fascinating details of dentistry is how your dental health can touch many aspects of your life. For instance, did you know that gum disease can have negative consequences for pregnancy, or that students’ grades have been linked to their oral health? Our Sheridan dentist, Dr. Coon, will explain how one oral… Read more »
TMJ, short for temporomandibular joints, is a nickname for the small joints in front of each of your ears that attach your lower jaw to your skull. When working properly, these joints allow you to perform functions like opening and closing your mouth, chewing, speaking, and swallowing.
The functions of these joints have a large impact on your quality of life, but, unfortunately, TMJ disorder is a very common condition among adults. Headaches, migraines, earaches, and irritating conditions, such as a popping jaw, usually accompany TMJ disorder. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s possible that you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from TMJ disorder.
What’s your dream car? Be exotic. It’s okay. Now, see how shiny and beautiful the car looks in your imagination? You’d look 10 years younger behind the wheel, wouldn’t you? And now, let’s pop the hood. Oooooh… the engine looks spectacular. Listen to that rumble. All the perfect parts are working in perfect harmony, and… Read more »