Posts Tagged: chicago tmj treatment

How to Relieve Chronic Jaw Pain

Chronic jaw pain isn’t as common as tooth discomfort, but it’s common enough to be a serious, chronic problem for millions of patients. However, unlike toothaches, the specific cause of persistent TMJ pain isn’t always clear, and therefore, you might not immediately know how best to treat it. Fortunately, your dentist does! A thorough examination… Read more »

Posture and TMJ Disorder: Improve Your Posture to Relieve Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

woman demonstrating good vs bad posture

If your mother drove you crazy with constant demands to “sit up straight”…you should thank her. Whether Mom knew the full effect of posture or not, the truth is, bad posture can be bad for your physical and mental health. Turns out, having a straight spine and correct alignment body can even help relieve symptoms… Read more »

Does TMJ Disorder Cause Your Migraines?

National Migraine Awareness Month If you or someone you know suffers from migraine headaches, you know that the pain can be debilitating. In fact, according to the National Headache Foundation, half of people surveyed with migraine headaches report that their headaches cause them to miss work and school. Even worse, 24% of those surveyed have… Read more »

Why Biting Your Nails is Bad for Your Health

More Than Just a Nervous Habit Almost everyone has a nervous habit. Some people continually adjust their clothing, some women twirl their hair, and others bite their nails. While some nervous habits are harmless, some habits, like the latter can be detrimental to your health. Nail Biting Spreads Bacteria If you remember your mother telling… Read more »

Your Chicago Dentist Discusses How TMJ Affects Your Dental Health

In past blogs, we discussed TMJ dysfunction and TMJ disorder symptoms. TMJ disorder is a common condition that varies in severity from patient to patient. The most noticeable TMJ symptoms produce discomfort and pain in the face, neck, jawbones, and the ears. However, teeth grinding (bruxism) is often interrelated with TMJ dysfunction. Bruxism is best… Read more »

Information on TMJ Disorders From Your Chicago Dentist

Did you know that 15% of Americans suffer from severe facial pain? Our team has found that over half of our patients exhibit symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. TMJ dysfunction disrupts the natural and harmonious movement of the facial bones, muscles, and ligaments. Dr. James Fondriest holds extensive experience with diagnosing and treating TMJ… Read more »

Chronic Headaches? Visit the Dentist!

If you’re pestered by nagging headaches, jaw pain, chronic earaches, or back and neck pain, you may suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction. The TMJs are joints that hold your jaw to your skull, and they’re located just in front of your ears. Many nerves and muscles are associated with the jaw joints, and they must… Read more »