Dangers Of Leaving TMD Untreated

Do you frequently experience discomfort in your face and jaw? If so, you may be suffering from a common condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD. TMD is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint. This is the ball-and-socket joint that attaches the lower jaw to the base of the skull. If you place your fingers on the back of your jaw near your ear and open your mouth, you can feel the temporomandibular joint move. One of the biggest struggles with this condition is that patients are often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed because many of the symptoms resemble other medical conditions.

Watch Out For These Symptoms

Do you find that you experience frequent issues with tooth sensitivity? Do you frequently wake with unexplained headaches? Or have you recently had a tooth suddenly crack? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from a common condition that many patients are unaware they are experiencing. Continue reading to learn more about this common condition and see if your symptoms can be explained.

Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Holiday Celebrations

It’s hard to believe that we are in the middle of December and the new year is right around the corner. Whether your holiday celebrations are over or you are in the midst of planning, there is plenty of excitement in the air. No matter which holiday you celebrate, December is always a busy and exciting time. Events are planned, parties are attended, shopping never seems to end, and meals need to be cooked. Everywhere you turn, there is something that can add stress to your life. You may be surprised to learn that added stress can not only impact your overall health but your oral health as well.

What Could That Pain In Your Jaw Be Telling You?

Do you find that you wake up most mornings with unexplained headaches? Have you noticed an increase in jaw and facial tenderness? It is not uncommon to experience these discomforts on occasion, but when it becomes routine, is happening frequently, or you are experiencing both symptoms simultaneously, it is a warning sign that something may be amiss with your oral health. These signs all lead to a common underlying condition that many patients are not familiar with. Continue reading to learn more about this condition and the importance of treating it in a timely manner.

TMD And How To Help Jaw Discomfort

With what we have been going through over the past few months, it’s no wonder that everyone is under some form of stress, whether it be from homeschooling children, loss of a job, or even just the isolation of quarantine. If you have been suffering from discomfort in your jaw, severe headaches, or aching discomfort in your face, you may be feeling an overwhelming sense of anxiety or you may be dealing with another condition known as TMD.

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Do you find yourself grinding your teeth when you’re stressed or anxious? Have you noticed pain in your jaw or unnatural clicking sounds when you move it? Some of our patients don’t even realize this is an issue until we notice that their teeth have unnaturally been worn down. Coupled with symptoms such as jaw pain and headaches, it might mean you have a common problem that affects an estimated 10 million Americans. Read more to find out about this jaw disorder.