Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders encompass problems with the joints that connect your jaw to your skull on either side of your head. These joints can be affected by arthritis, inflammation and even a misaligned bite. Millions of people suffer from problems associated with TMJ disorders, which can lead to...
When your jaw joints, called your temporomandibular joints, which are located on either side of your head, don’t work like they should, they can cause discomfort and unusual noises such as clicking or grinding when moving the jaw. TMJ disorders can cause an array of symptoms in the body, from...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders impact the complex joints that allow your jaw to work on either side of your face. These disorders can cause mild symptoms such as jaw clicking or grinding noises to constant discomfort and inability to open your mouth all the way. It’s estimated that over...
Jaw popping is a common symptom of a problem with your temporomandibular joints, which are on either side of your skull and give your jaw the ability to open, close, and move from side to side. However, when one or both joints aren’t working as they should, you can...
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a harmful condition that millions of people suffer from. Teeth grinding can put significant pressure on your teeth, leading to fractures, gum inflammation, and even loose teeth. Bruxism commonly happens during sleep, but people often experience daytime teeth grinding as well. Fortunately, there are...
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located on each side of your face just below your ears, is one of the most complex joints in the human body. Thanks to these joints, your jaw can open and close and move from side to side. Without your temporomandibular joints, chewing, speaking, yawning, and laughing would...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, often simply referred to as TMJ or TMD, are a set of disorders in which the joints that allow your jaw to move don’t work properly. People with TMJ can still open and close their mouths, but not without some discomfort. For others, the mouth will only open...
You’ve heard of misaligned teeth, but did you know you could have a misaligned bite? A misaligned bite is when the top and bottom rows of teeth don’t quite fit together when the mouth is closed. Open bites, overbites, underbites, and crossbites are all types of malocclusions, another term for an improper...
If your teeth or bite are misaligned, you’ll need orthodontic treatment to correct them. For some people, crooked teeth or an improper bite are only cosmetic concerns, but for others, they affect their everyday jaw function and impact their quality of life. For some patients who have bite or skeletal...
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex joints in the human body and connects your jaw to your skull. Located just underneath your ear on either side of your head, these joints plays an essential role in the daily functions of the jaw. There are several factors...