A migraine is defined as a headache that happens often and can be intensely painful. People who experience migraines describe it as a throbbing pain and may be sensitive to light, sound, and smell while experiencing an episode. Dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a noted cause of headaches such as migraines...
Your jaw is home to one of the most complex joints in your body. This joint—called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ—enables the jaw to chew, speak, move side to side, and open and close. With so many functions, it’s no wonder some people experience tension in their jaw. Jaw tightness can range from...
Most people are familiar with the common symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. These symptoms include jaw pain, muscle tension in the jaw, neck, shoulders, or back, headaches, and clicking and popping noises when moving the jaw. However, since the temporomandibular joint is so close to the trigeminal nerve—which is the largest cranial...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can affect the joints that connect your upper and lower jaw, making jaw movements uncomfortable at best and painful at worst. Many TMJ disorders are the result of undue pressure on the joint. Depending on what’s causing this pressure, your TMJ may be permanent or temporary. How long do...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders constitute a range of problems that occur with the temporomandibular joint. This joint is located just in front of each ear and is imperative to successful movement of your jaw. Without it, speaking and chewing would be impossible! An estimated 10 million people experience some type of problem...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are any disorders that encompass the complex joint in your body that connects your upper jaw to your lower jaw. Although necessary, the TMJ has the potential to cause chronic pain and discomfort, especially if you have a misaligned bite. A TMJ disorder is best diagnosed by a...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders encompass a range of problems with the TMJ. This joint is one of the most complex joints in the human body; it’s what allows your jaw to open and close and move side to side. People who experience problems with their TMJ typically feel pain, hear popping or...
Jaw tightness is a painful condition in which the muscles in your jaw are constantly tense. Since your jaw is used in important movements such as speaking and chewing, this can create chronic pain that ranges from mild to severe. What can cause jaw tightness? There are several different reasons behind tense...
If you suffer from pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you may feel discomfort when chewing, speaking, and yawning. For some people, the pain of living with a TMJ disorder can happen even when the jaw is still. While seeing your dentist will give you your best options to properly treat TMJ...
Your upper and lower jaw are connected by a complex joint called the temporomandibular joint. When your upper and lower jaws don’t fit together correctly, this joint can become painful and cause symptoms that are less than pleasant to live with. Are you suffering from jaw misalignment? If you’re experiencing the following...