TMJ

Facial Pain: 3 Important Details

Are you dealing with chronic facial pain? We’re not talking about the occasional discomfort that comes from sleeping on the seam of your pillow or a fleeting irritation. We’re talking about what ends up amounting to daily discomfort. It can interrupt your daily life and can even make sleep uncomfortable. The good news for you is that we are here to help by offering some insight into what’s going on in addition to some potential solutions.

TMJ Disorder: Don’t Make Assumptions

When you’re making assumptions about what’s wrong with your smile and the areas surrounding your smile, you can find that when you make an incorrect guess, the consequences are more severe than you’d imagined! Instead, we strongly suggest that you come in for a dental visit with our team the moment you think something isn’t really right with your oral health. As a result, you won’t mistake TMJ disorder for something else (or something else for TMD). Learn a little bit more for the time being.

TMJ Disorder Q&A: Little Changes, Big Results

When TMJ disorder affects you, it affects your daily quality of life. You rely on your jaws to open and close your mouth, which is something you do when you talk, yawn, eat, sing, laugh, and more. So, it’s easy to see that protecting your TMJ health is essential for a life that’s easy to move through on a day-to-day basis. However, you may worry that the methods of improvement we offer aren’t going to help much (or that you’ll need some seriously major work). Fortunately, you don’t need to stress. Let’s address the details with some Qs and As so you see treatment is not as big a deal as you might think.

Your TMJ Problem: 3 Things That Are Not Helping

When you’re struggling with TMJ problems, there are a lot of factors that may come into play. We know that as you begin to become familiar with this disorder that interrupts your daily function and your ability to enjoy the comfortable use of your jaw joints, it’s hard to figure out where to begin. Fortunately, we can help you by making some simple suggestions for your day-to-day experience. Of course, we also have one major suggestion that will help immensely: Come see us.

Sore Jaw: How Dental Checkups Help

It’s very easy to forget just how powerful your dental checkup can be for your oral health. Did you know, for instance, that it can help you avoid a sore jaw, prevent problems associated with this issue, and even quickly address the beginning of disorders that will lead to uncomfortable and damaged TMJs (temporomandibular joints or jaw joints)? It’s true. Let’s walk you through the ways prevention can really help, so you recognize the significance of keeping up with scheduling your visits.

2 Restoration Problems Responsible For Bite Issues

Did you have a comfortable bite before you received a restoration for a problem with your oral health? Perhaps you lost a tooth and had it replaced and nothing has been quite the same since. Remember that dental work that isn’t precise can have a significantly negative impact on the way your teeth fit together. Following such problems, you may develop TMJ disorder (TMD) as the result of jaw joint strain. For a very quick and simple way to understand how these things can happen and how we may address them, consider a couple common issues!

Quiz: Botox For Migraines?

If you’ve been doing some research into the cause of your severe headaches, you may have discovered it is connected with problems associated with your TMJs. If so, Botox treatment for migraines might be something that may offer you the I-need-it-right-now relief you’re hoping to achieve. Not sure you know much about this treatment? Learn more by taking our quiz.

Quiz Time: TMJ Botox Treatment

Are you struggling with your jaw joints? Is TMD (TMJ disorder) currently getting the best of you and you’re ready for relief? What is your biggest concern? For most patients, we find that the hope for immediate relief comes first and then it’s time to discuss how to manage the issue long term. Is there a way to make things better? Let’s make our way through a TMJ Botox treatment quiz, so you have a better grasp on your options and a successful potential approach.

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