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, […]

TMJ Disorder: Foods to Avoid

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a painful condition that includes popping and clicking of the jaw joint. Though there are many different factors that contribute to the development of TMJ Disorder, there are certain foods that can be making your TMD worse. In order to lessen the pain of TMJ disorder, it is best to […]

Differences Between TMJ Disorder and Bruxism

TMJ disorder (also referred to as TMD) and bruxism are two different conditions that can both have a negative effect on the proper functioning of the mouth and oral health. People that suffer from bruxism grind their teeth. TMJ disorder is a condition that involves pain and improper functioning of the muscles and joints that […]

Common Problems With Dentures That Implants Can Solve

Losing a tooth is always a traumatic experience, whether it’s due to tooth decay or an accident. To replace lost teeth, dentures used to be the standard. While dentures are a good option for replacing teeth in a reasonably natural way, they do come with their fair share of problems. Common Problems Among Denture Wearers […]

What to Do If You Experience Dry Socket

Recovering from a tooth extraction isn’t something most patients look forward to, but when it’s necessary making the best of it and keeping in mind that it will soon be over, makes everything a little easier. However, if the pain seems especially persistent and the symptoms you’re experiencing seem more severe than you were prepped […]

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

For most people, getting their wisdom teeth extracted around early adulthood is a necessary procedure to prevent oral complications such as impacted teeth from occurring. For instance, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that 85% of wisdom teeth will need to be removed. If most people need to get their wisdom teeth […]

Mouth Guard Guide

If you play hockey, lacrosse, football, wrestling, boxing or any other contact sport, your head, face, and mouth are subject to injury at every level of play. With prevention being the best policy, oral and maxillofacial surgeons advocate the use of protective mouth guards as part of your standard athletic equipment (among other safety gear, […]