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Understanding TMJ: Causes, Symptoms, and When to Seek Treatment

understanding tmj causes symptoms and when to seek treatment

Understanding TMJ: Causes, Symptoms, and When to Seek Treatment

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays a pivotal role in your ability to chew, speak, and move your jaw comfortably. However, when issues arise with this joint, it can lead to discomfort and pain, affecting daily activities.  Understanding the causes, recognizing symptoms, and knowing when to seek treatment for TMJ-related problems can significantly improve your quality…

wear and care for your TMJ dental appliance

Wear & Care for Your TMJ Dental Appliance

You are likely excited about finally getting some relief from your pain if you suffer from the unpleasant symptoms of temporomandibular disorder (TMJ), such as jaw pain, headaches, and ear fullness. Your TMJ dental appliance can give you the relief you need and promote healing in your jaw. However, after receiving your TMJ appliance from…

TMJ affects of people of all ages

TMJ Affects People of All Ages

The most common age group to suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction is people — more women than men — from 20 to 40 years old. What is not well-understood, though, is that children can develop and experience the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction and that TMJ issues affect many seniors, too. The good news is that…