Category Archives: TMJ Disorder Causes & Treatments

How Do Wisdom Teeth Affect Your TMD?

When we think of wisdom teeth, often the first thing we think of is removing them. That’s because a large portion of the population gets their wisdom teeth, or third molars, removed before they even erupt through the gums. Those … Continue reading

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What to do if your jaw is locked open

A temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can be a painful and sometimes confusing condition. Its symptoms, like jaw pain and stiffness, headache, and jaw popping may come and go, or get better and worse, without warning. New symptoms may develop and old … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why Your Face Hurts

We’ve all heard someone say their head hurts, and most everyone has experienced a headache at least once in their lives. Facial pain, however, is different. When your face hurts, you may have no idea what caused it — but … Continue reading

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NIghttime Jaw Pain: How to Address It

Quality sleep is critical to overall health. While many people think they can get by on just 4 or 5 hours when they’re busy, this is a critical mistake that affects your health in many ways. Long-term sleep deprivation leads … Continue reading

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Can your Sinuses Affect Jaw Pain?

  The sinuses have an important job. They are lined with mucus that traps bacteria in the air before it enters the lungs. They also help humidify and filter the air we breathe. But despite their importance, the humble sinuses … Continue reading

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TMJ and the Trigeminal Nerve

Is it TMD or Trigeminal Neuralgia? Headaches, facial pain and jaw pain are often telltale signs of a problem with your jaw joint, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A disorder of the TMJ characterized by swelling and inflammation is commonly called a temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. … Continue reading

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How Long Does TMJ Pain Last?

Addressing the Painful Symptoms of TMD There’s no doubt that TMJ problems lead to pain. Nearly all of our patients come to us with pain of some kind. But a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a complex issue and as such, can … Continue reading

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How To Tell if Your Jaw is Misaligned

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) works hard each day to help you talk, eat, drink, and even breathe. And, most of us don’t think about this critical joint unless it starts to cause issues. The daily wear and tear on the … Continue reading

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I Can’t Close My Jaw All The Way – What to Do

People who have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) are used to certain problems. Soreness in the jaw, headaches, and back, neck, and ear pain are just a few of the issues we see in our TMD patients every day. Sadly, many … Continue reading

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Choosing Athletic Mouth Guards When You Have TMD

Your teeth are a valuable asset. Not only do they make up your smile and facial features, but you need them for eating, talking, and daily life. For this reason, it’s important to protect your teeth when participating in an … Continue reading

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