You may hear many people talking about TMJ, blaming it for everything from pain to a digestive disorder. At Dakota Prosthetics and Implant Center, we want you to have the answers. So let’s sort out the facts. TMJ stands for Temporomandibular joint. It encompasses the joints, muscles, and tendons that let your lower jaw open… Continue reading Signs You Could Be Suffering from TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorder can put a damper on your quality of life. This condition results in significantly diminished oral function and considerable discomfort. Our prosthodontist provides occlusal splint therapy and equilibration as treatment options. What is TMJ disorder and how does it develop? Just below our ears is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint works with… Continue reading Treatment Options for TMJ Disorder
A number of concerning symptoms can indicate the presence of a problem with the jaw known as a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Such disorders develop when one of the jaw’s many components malfunction in some way. If you recognize that you may be experiencing symptoms of a TMJ disorder, it’s important to be evaluated for… Continue reading TMJ Disorder: What are the symptoms?
Patients who experience frequent or persistent jaw pain or other types of facial pain should be evaluated to determine whether a temporomandibular (TMJ) joint disorder could be causing this symptom. When the jaw is not functioning properly, pain can result, so it’s important to be assessed and pursue any treatment options that can relieve your… Continue reading Experiencing Pain: Could it be TMJ disorder?
A sensation of ringing, clicking, whistling or buzzing sounds in the ears is known as tinnitus, and this condition may have some relationship with jaw problems that fall under the general classification of TMJ disorder, although TMJ problems are rarely the cause of tinnitus in comparison to other issues. A TMJ disorder occurs when one… Continue reading What is Tinnitus and How Does It Relate to TMJ?
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint where your lower jaw (the mandible) meets the temporal bone of your skull. The acronym can also refer to TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD occurs when the jaw joint moves out of alignment. TMJ treatment helps reduce the discomfort of this condition while shifting the… Continue reading TMJ FAQs
TMJ disorder is a condition that produces significant discomfort and a reduction of oral function. Sometimes the symptoms of TMJ disorder can resolve on their own if corrective behaviors are taken such as breaking the habit of bruxism or incorporating stress reduction techniques to help ease strain on the temporomandibular joint. For the most part,… Continue reading Will TMJ disorder resolve on its own?
Stress can have a detrimental effect on your health, and this includes your oral health. Stress weakens the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight illness and infection. It can also aggravate symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Taking measures to reduce your stress can help reduce these unwanted side effects. The… Continue reading Is Your Mouth Stressed Out?
Many people grind their teeth, especially at night. The damage this unconscious habit causes can lead to serious problems with your teeth, no matter how diligent your oral hygiene might be. If you grind your teeth, talk to your dentist about treatment so you can prevent the long-term issues associated with this common problem. Causes… Continue reading Nightguards to stop the daily grind
Teeth grinding and clenching, especially at night, are common problems. Though many consider these issues to be more of a nuisance than a serious problem, teeth grinding and clenching can result in damage to the teeth as well as uncomfortable issues with the temporomandibular joint. Causes of Teeth Grinding and Clenching Teeth grinding and clenching… Continue reading Treatment options for teeth grinding and clenching