Category Archives: TMJ Disorder Causes & Treatments

Jaw Pain When Waking Up: Causes & Treatments

Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, no one has time for pain when they wake up. But for many people with a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), this is a frequent – if not daily – occurrence. Why Does … Continue reading

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What Causes Jaw Inflammation?

The term “jaw inflammation” is frequently discussed with TMD patients, and it is an important aspect to understand. This is because jaw inflammation usually plays a key role in TMD symptoms – and getting rid of it is often how … Continue reading

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Newest Treatments Available for Those Suffering From TMJ Pain

It wasn’t so long ago that a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) was dismissed by many in the medical field. Patients might have been told it was “all in their head,” or that they simply needed to wait for their symptoms to … Continue reading

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What To Do During a Sudden TMD Flare Up

It can happen at the most inconvenient time: your TMD unexpectedly hits you with pain, stiffness, or both. Sudden TMD flare ups can happen to anyone, and they can quickly bring your life to a screeching halt. Fortunately, there are … Continue reading

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TMJ vs TMD: Know the Difference

How many times have you heard someone say, “I have TMJ”? There’s a lot of confusion out there about the differences between “TMJ” and “TMD.” Let’s set the record straight. What is TMD, anyway? Many people have never heard the term … Continue reading

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Is TMD Related to Arthritis?

Arthritis refers to joint pain or joint disease, and there are many different types. It can range from mild to completely debilitating, causing joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and limited range of motion. It affects people of all ages, from children … Continue reading

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Summer Dangers For Joint Pain

Summer is a time for relaxation and fun. In some ways, summer can be great for your health, including your jaw. If you’re less stressed and enjoying vacations and get-togethers, you may find that TMJ pain seems to improve. But be … Continue reading

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Commonly Misdiagnosed Symptoms of TMD

Many people who have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) will tell you that getting to the point of a diagnosis – and proper treatment – is often a long road. This is largely because TMD symptoms often disguise as other problems, or … Continue reading

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My Jaw is Uneven – Causes & Treatment

A temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can be a mysterious condition. Each person may have their own symptoms that range from mild to severe, and symptoms may even come and go. In addition, the causes of TMD can vary widely from person to … Continue reading

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Why Does My Jaw Hurt When I Eat?

Eating is a necessary part of life: humans must eat and get nutrition to survive. Eating is also a social and enjoyable behavior when we share it with friends and family and savor our favorite foods. Unfortunately, if you’re experiencing … Continue reading

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