Jaw pain can detract from your enjoyment of life. Distracted by the discomfort, you may find yourself unable to focus at work or enjoy your time off. The good news is pain caused by temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) is treatable — even if it isn’t curable. As Natalia Vapniarsky and Le W. Huwe, first co-authors on a recent article in Science Translational Medicine … [Read more...] about TMJ: Causes, Long-Term Effects and Treatment Options
People from all walks of life suffer from varying medical maladies. Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Arthritis are three common disorders that, if not controlled, can greatly affect aspects of daily life. You might not realize that medical ailments can occur in your mouth as well. Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders is one oral condition that can cause folks a great … [Read more...] about What You Should Know About the Temporomandibular Joint
Jaws can be a real pain in the – well, neck. And, we’re not talking about sharks! More than 321 million people currently live in the United States, 10 million of whom suffer from some degree of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJD), states The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, an arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Younger people … [Read more...] about TMJ Pain – Three Things You Need to Know
The TMJ and TMD Have you ever heard of the temporomandibular joint? You might know it as the TMJ. It’s the joint that hinges our upper and lower jaws. This vital joint is impacted by stress or teeth clenching or grinding. These actions can result in a popping of the joint and may lead to headaches or even migraines. You want a bite that is harmonious with the TMJ. If it is … [Read more...] about Dental Face Lift ®
Reducing TMJ Problems with Veneers Patients will say that they do not know where to place their lower jaw because the cusps are worn down. Veneers can restore worn down upper teeth that helps guide the lower jaw into a stable horizontal position. Porcelain veneers or laminates can restore the guidance to the bite to reduce TMJ problems but only in right and left directions. … [Read more...] about How Can Veneers Help with TMJ Problems?
When treating TMJ problems there are a wide variety of solutions. Sometimes braces are the best solutions as with younger patients. Sometimes a non-invasive dentistry bite reconstruction would be better for an older patient. Sometimes just wearing a night guard can help the patient get relief without braces or a bite reconstruction. Other times a bite equilibration or bite … [Read more...] about TMJ Treatment without Braces
TMJ Pain Many people have TMJ pain or symptoms as TMJ sorriness or clicking and popping jaw joints. The clicking and popping jaw joints are a result of a joint malfunction. There are three parts including the head, the lower jaw and the disc between the head and lower jaw. When the disk is displaced from clenching and grinding of the teeth, the TMJ clicks and pops when chewing … [Read more...] about Treating TMJ Headaches and a Deep Overbite with Face Lift Dentistry