Posts Categorized: TMJ Disorder

Migraines, Jaw Pain, and the Mysteries of TMJ Disorder

woman suffering from a migraine

If you suffer frequent headaches, you are not alone. The World Health Organization estimates that about 50% of adults (18-65) worldwide suffer from headache disorders. Of those who reported having headaches, about 30% had migraines.1 If you frequently experience the debilitating pain and nausea associated with migraines, statistics probably do not matter. You only want… Read more »

Treating Those Affected By TMJ Dysfunction And Dental Damage

Unaddressed problems with your bite, and your jaw joints, can lead to several worrying problems. On a daily basis, TMJ dysfunction can leave you suffering from chronic pain in your face, neck, and head, and may be connected to a harmful habit of bruxing, or grinding your teeth. In cases where a person routinely clenches… Read more »

Fully Recovering From TMJ Troubles

Jaw problems can lead to recurring pains that impact your daily life, as well as limitations to your dental function that can make eating and speaking uncomfortable, or difficult. When a person develops TMJ troubles, they can experience symptoms that hurt the quality of their life. If you have TMJ issues that include a habit… Read more »

How Can You Tell if You Have TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder, which affects the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) that connect your lower jaw to your skull, can make opening and closing your mouth difficult and lead to a host of dental problems. The trouble with TMJ disorder, besides its discomfort, is its wide variety of symptoms that can make the condition difficult to diagnosis. Some… Read more »

Can Your Dentist Help Put A Stop To Your Chronic Headaches?

Experiencing frequent headaches can be frustrating, inconvenient, and – of course – uncomfortable. One reason some patients will experience regular discomfort is because of TMJ disorder. When you have issues with your jaw joints, the discomfort can reach your neck, your face, and your head. If you grind your teeth as a result of TMJ… Read more »

Assessing Your Jaw Health and Function

Unlike the well-known dental diseases tooth decay and gum disease, the presence of TMJ disorder is not always straight-forward to detect. While the dysfunction occurs among your jaw’s joints and muscles, the discomfort is often manifested as chronic severe headaches and earaches, as well as a number of other dental disorders like bruxism and damaged… Read more »