Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a variety of jaw conditions accompanied by a host of painful and uncomfortable symptoms. TMDs can be short-term and resolve on their own; however, sometimes they can be chronic and cause long-lasting issues that require medical attention. Keep reading to learn more about TMD/TMJ and how to recognize the signs and symptoms. What Causes TMD/TMJ? Temporomandibular … Read More
I Had Braces, Now My Jaw Hurts: Can Orthodontics Cause TMJ?
You had braces when you were younger and never experienced any jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms prior. Then, after you completed your orthodontic treatment, you developed a pain in your jaw, maybe accompanied by popping, locking, clenching and grinding. Maybe you developed these symptoms shortly after having your braces removed, maybe it was a decade later. Either way, could … Read More
TMJ: The Root of Your Pain
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ. That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be a number of other jaw-related … Read More