Category Archives: Your Health and TMD

Guide to Selecting Essential Oils for TMJ Pain Relief

If you have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), you may have suffered from a number of painful symptoms. People with TMD may experience jaw pain, headaches, back pain, and even ear aches. These symptoms come and go, and can get better … Continue reading

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Why does my jaw pop when I yawn?

  TMD and Yawning: A Bad Combination People who have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) are constantly thinking about actions that may seem insignificant to others. The simplest of gestures could harm the jaw of a person with TMD, leaving them feeling … Continue reading

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Bumps Under The Jaw Bone – What Causes Them?

It can be an alarming experience to find a bump or lump anywhere on the body. And if you’re dealing with a sore jaw from TMD, you may find a bump or lump under the jaw bone if you’re pressing … Continue reading

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Avoid Jaw Pain for the Holidays

The holidays: some people love them, and others can’t wait to see them gone. But however you feel about this time of year, it’s important to keep your TMJ in good working order to avoid a painful flare-up of TMD symptoms. … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Your TMJ

Next month is American Diabetes Awareness Month — a time to recognize those who are living with diabetes and to become aware of this disease and ways to prevent it. Though diabetes may seem unrelated to a problem like TMD, it is actually … Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your Jaw is Broken

The jaw is a complex and important joint that gets a lot of use, and sometimes, abuse. A blow to the face, a fall, accident, or other injury can result in a broken jaw that is painful and needs immediate … Continue reading

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Treating TMJ Induced Nausea

The chronic pain of a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can be debilitating for many people. Whether it’s headaches, jaw pain, back or neck pain, or some combination of these, the pain often can’t be ignored and can’t be cured with common … Continue reading

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How Does TMD Affect Oral Hygiene?

There’s a close link between a person’s dental health and the state of their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Abscessed or decaying teeth can aggravate the TMJ, leading to more pain and inflammation. Infections in the teeth can spread to the jaw. … Continue reading

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Why is My Face Sore to the Touch?

You know the feeling: you’re sitting at your desk and you absently put your hand up to your face and it feels… sore. Or, you wake in the morning and notice it hurts when you wash your face. Maybe the … Continue reading

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What Exactly is “Orofacial Pain”?

What Exactly is “Orofacial Pain”? If you’re a patient at MedCenter TMJ, or have been diagnosed with a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), you may already be aware of the term “orofacial pain.” But what exactly does this term mean for you … Continue reading

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