Archive for the ‘TMD’ Category

Does Your Severe TMJ Disorder Need Surgery?

While most people that suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders have only mild or periodic symptoms, there are some cases where it becomes severe. With mild TMJ disorders self-care tactics or conservative treatments may be all that is needed. Self care includes eating soft foods, applying heat and cold, and avoiding large movements or over-working […]

Conservative Treatments For TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can cause headaches, neck aches, shoulder aches, jaw pain, worn teeth, and more. Thankfully TMJs can usually be treated using conservative methods. Although there are nearly 20 different types of treatments available for TMJ disorders it is best to begin with the easiest and most conservative to see what works for […]

When Chewing Hurts

Does it hurt when you chew? What part of your mouth hurts? Is it your tooth, gums, jaw? Your mouth is a complex machine. It consists of a jaw joint that allows it to open and close, muscles around the joint and in your face, your tongue, jawbone, gums, teeth, saliva, salivary glands, the hard […]