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Jaw Pain

What Are the Types of TMJ and Facial Pain?

One of the challenges that doctors face in talking about pain of the face and mouth, what we call orofacial pain, is that not everyone uses the same terms. We’re not just talking about how some people might call temporomandibular joint disorders TMJ while others use TMD. Instead, we’re talking about doctors [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|Chronic Pain, Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on What Are the Types of TMJ and Facial Pain?

Why Jaw Joint Popping Is More Serious Than Knuckle Cracking

You might think that, because you routinely crack your knuckles and there's nothing wrong with it, you don't have to worry about popping in other joints, such as your jaw joint. First of all, there are potential problems with cracking your knuckles (such as risk of acute injury, decreased hand strength, and swollen joints). And [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Why Jaw Joint Popping Is More Serious Than Knuckle Cracking

Jaw Pain Is Another Good Reason to Lose Weight

Is losing weight one of your New Year’s resolutions? Are you starting to flag on it? Well, if so, consider this incentive: patients who lost weight were able to see their pain reduce in many joints throughout the body, not just the joints that have to bear the weight. This means not only that weight [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Chronic Pain, Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Jaw Pain Is Another Good Reason to Lose Weight

Maintaining Oral Hygiene When You Have TMJ

Living with temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly known as TMJ, means lots of things. It means monitoring everything from your diet to your pain triggers to keep your jaw working as normally as possible. It means working with professionals for treatment and putting together a self-management plan

By |July 26th, 2017|Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Maintaining Oral Hygiene When You Have TMJ

Not All TMJ Symptoms Are In Your Jaw

For people suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ, there are a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Jaw pain is a common indicator of the disorder, as is the tendency to clench or grind teeth. Some people experience popping or clicking sounds when they open [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Headache, Jaw Pain, Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on Not All TMJ Symptoms Are In Your Jaw
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