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Tinnitus and TMJ


Tinnitus and TMJ

Tinnitus is known as a constant ringing of the ears and is sometimes accompanied by pain. Those who suffer from Tinnitus have also been known to say the noise sounds like hissing, roaring, buzzing or clicking. The pain may be worsened or relieved by opening the jaw. The sounds can be soft or incredibly loud […]

Corrective Jaw Surgery Braces

For most corrective jaw surgery procedures, braces will be necessary for a period of time before, during, and after the procedure. Pre-Surgical Braces Braces are needed before orthognathic surgery to straighten teeth that may have tilted or crowded as a result of a misaligned jaw. Teeth often become tilted and crowded as a way to […]

Your TMJ Disorder Diagnosis: Now What?

A sharp bolt of pain that travels through your jaw after eating a hard apple or a granola bar. The inability to open or close your mouth after waking up in the morning. These are both signs of a TMJ disorder which affects the Temporomandibular Joint that allows you to move your jaw up, down, […]

Symptoms of Mandibular Trauma: Fractures and Dislocation

With traumatic accidents, injury to the mandible (or jaw) is very common. In fact, jaw injuries are the third most frequent facial injury following nose and cheekbone fractures. Two different types of jaw injury – jaw fractures and jaw dislocation – often occur as a result of accidents like falls, car accidents, contact sport injuries, […]

Will I Miss Work After an Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery?

At Austin Oral Surgery, we recommend that you take the whole day off from work the day of your oral or maxillofacial surgery. For most oral procedures, you will be able to return to work soon after your procedure. However, not all surgeries are alike, and some will require a longer recovery time. If taking […]

What You Should Know About Malocclusion

Malocclusion: An Introduction An important part of one’s skeletal development is a functional and healthy formation of their occlusion, or more commonly known as their “bite.” More specifically, occlusion refers to how the top and bottom teeth fit together. Normally, the occlusion of a typical human is molars fitting together normally with the upper front […]

Who Are Good Candidates for Corrective Jaw Surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery may be used to fix a number of conditions that result from skeletal irregularities in the jaw.  Sometimes the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates, or the jaw may be misaligned due to facial trauma or hereditary influences. A misaligned jaw can cause complications including: Problems biting, chewing and […]