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    Bruxism and TMJ disorder are common issues that affect oral function and health. Bruxism is defined as the habit of clenching and grinding teeth whereas TMJ disorder involves damaged or stressed temporomandibular joints impairing oral function. While these conditions are different, their symptoms and effects on oral function can overlap. […]

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    Patients who notice an uptick in headaches, in combination with other symptoms, may be experiencing a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The jaw is comprised of a number of components, including bones, muscles and tendons, so if any of them isn’t working correctly, the patient may develop jaw pain, and the jaw may also click […]

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    TMJ disorder can become a debilitating and often painful oral health condition. Many times, the underlying causes behind TMJ disorder cannot be resolved on their own because the condition might exist due to the alignment of the jaws or damage to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), both of which may require treatment from an oral surgeon. O […]

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    Bruxism is the habitual grinding of teeth and clenching of the jaw. Many times, bruxism develops as a response to stress, nervousness, and anxiety. A patient may also clench and grind if they have a malocclusion, which means the upper and lower sets of teeth line up improperly during oral function and when the mouth is closed. Bruxism is […]

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    Orofacial pain involves discomfort that affects the face, jaws, or mouth. A number of conditions including impacted wisdom teeth, abscessed teeth, and TMJ disorder can cause orofacial pain. Treating facial and oral pain depends on its underlying cause. After performing an examination, our oral surgeons can determine the best type of treat […]

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    TMJ disorder is a pervasive oral health condition that can affect a person’s everyday life. Affecting the temporomandibular joint(s), TMJ disorder produces frequent pain and reduces one’s ability to speak and chew comfortably. Surgery is often reserved as a last line of treatment when less invasive options fail to work. In some cases, […]

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    Tinnitus is a condition in which patients are bothered by ringing, buzzing, hissing or other sounds in the ears. Pain in the ears may also occur with tinnitus. Although tinnitus is not one of the hallmarks of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder like jaw pain or popping or clicking noises in the jaw, it can be a symptom of this condit […]

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    Does your jaw click or pop when opening your mouth? Do you suffer with facial pain and frequent headaches? These symptoms are common with TMJ disorder. This oral health condition can produce severe discomfort and substantially affect a patient’s quality of life. The treatment for TMJ disorder can vary. This is because many issues can af […]

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    Do you suffer with frequent headaches? Has facial pain or headaches reduced your quality of life? Many people have trouble discerning whether their headaches are migraines or if their pain is caused by another underlying condition like TMJ disorder. This is because migraines and headaches caused by TMJ disorder produce very similar sympto […]

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    Do you clench or grind your teeth when you are stressed? Do you wake up with jaw or facial pain? The act of clenching and grinding teeth is known as bruxism and it can have disastrous affects on oral health. Bruxism normally begins as a response to life’s stressors but over time, it becomes a habit and many people are unaware that they […]