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Headaches: Is TMJ disorder the cause?


Headaches: Is TMJ disorder the cause?

For some people, headaches are more than a minor inconvenience. Those with frequent headaches can suffer with diminished productivity, impaired cognitive abilities, and depressed mood. In some cases, dietary changes and increasing water intake can alleviate discomfort and lessen the frequency of headaches; however, some patients may be suffering from headaches caused by TMJ disorder. […]

TMJ Disorder: Does it get worse with stress?

A temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a painful condition that develops when the jaw’s numerous components—bones, tendons and muscles—no longer work in concert as they should. A number of issues can cause or exacerbate a TMJ disorder, including stress. Stress can cause you to clench the muscles around your jaw, sometimes even unconsciously, which can lead […]

Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

The human jaw, which is also known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is a complex structure comprised of a number of bones, tendons and muscles. When something goes wrong in any of these components and affects the jaw’s ability to move and function properly, it can result in a TMJ disorder. The most prominent symptom […]

When is jaw surgery recommended?

Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, can be useful in helping patients achieve a variety of treatment goals. Sometimes, the upper and lower jaws grow at different rates, and this discrepancy can cause a misalignment of the jaw that has implications for the patient’s appearance and the function of the smile. Jaw surgery […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]