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The painful complications associated with TMD

The painful complications associated with TMD

Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the most heavily used and under appreciated joint in the human body. The TMJ is the reason you can open and close your mouth as well as extending and moving your jaw side-to-side. This joint helps you eat, talk and express yourself through facial expressions.  It’s easy to see […]

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This or that?

This or that?

With more than 3 million U.S. cases per year, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is a common yet painful disorder. It can be difficult to understand what is safe to eat versus what will cause your jaw more pain! TMJ is treatable, but lifestyle changes are definitely necessary and recommended in order to live a pain-free […]

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Estrogen and temporomandibular joint disorder

Estrogen and temporomandibular joint disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) affects over 10 million Americans, causing pain and dysfunction in the jaw–specifically the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This disorder is associated with jaw clicking, lockjaw, pain while eating or swallowing, and inflammation throughout the jaw bone causing headaches. It is quite the painful disorder, with many Americans looking for a solution that […]

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Why does my jaw “click” when I open and close it?

Why does my jaw “click” when I open and close it?

You may notice a clicking sound when you’re chewing or talking. It may not be loud enough for others to hear, but you can definitely hear it. Annoying, right? This clicking may be associated with something called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, otherwise known as TMD. Don’t fret, there are ways to lessen the sensation and sounds […]

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Ouch, my head! How your dentist can ease headache pain

Ouch, my head! How your dentist can ease headache pain

Have you noticed an increase in headaches? Is your standard Ibuprofen or Tylenol just not cutting it anymore? There may be an underlying issue that your dentist can help you resolve. Your headache pain may be stemming from something called temporomandibular joint disorder.  Temporomandibular Joint Disorder described Commonly referred to as TMD, this disorder can […]