We know that this time of year is hectic. Holiday celebrations, festivities, time with family, and more can make this time of year overwhelming. The added stress can lead to complications if you suffer from TMD. If you are unfamiliar, TMD refers to temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, is responsible for opening and closing the jaw. We would hate for discomfort in your jaw and facial muscles to put a damper on your holiday celebrations
The fall season can be a nightmare if you suffer from seasonal allergies. You may experience frequent headaches, ear discomfort, or pressure in your sinuses and your face. To help with these symptoms, you may visit your medical practitioner who will prescribe a medication that should help alleviate these symptoms. Did you know that these symptoms you are experiencing may be caused by another condition? There are a large number of adults who are misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all for a very common condition that can cause tremendous discomfort and lead to serious complications with your oral and overall health. Read on to learn if you may be suffering from this common condition.
Do you find that you frequently experience discomfort in your jaw? Or do you hear a popping or feel a clicking noise when you open your mouth, chew or speak? If so, you may be suffering from a common condition known as TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD is an issue that can arise from the temporomandibular joint, which acts like a hinge connecting your skull to your jawbone. When it becomes damaged, it can lead to serious complications with your facial muscles, jaw, head, and neck.
Our dentists and our entire team are passionate about continuing education opportunities to provide our patients with the latest and greatest knowledge and practices to assist with their oral health and overall well-being. We recently had the opportunity for our dental team to travel to Lexington, KY to attend a training at The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. We learned valuable information and techniques to improve the care we offer. Read on to learn more about this training and how it can affect your care.
Have you noticed a difference with your oral health and can’t quite put your finger on what might be causing the problem? A number of patients who maintain proper oral hygiene and continue to visit our office regularly are experiencing symptoms with their teeth and jaw that are a mystery. We know what the potential problem might be and the answer may surprise you. Continue reading to learn more about what might be causing your unexplained dental health concerns.
Do you suffer from unexplained discomfort in your jaw, headaches from the moment you wake, or hear a strange clicking sound when you eat or talk? Many times these symptoms may come and go on their own; however, the issues may continue to worsen over time. These symptoms may possibly be from an underlying condition that you might not be aware of. Read on to learn more about the condition you may be experiencing.
Painful jaw, face or ears? Difficulty chewing or talking due to your jaw locking up? Did you know that dentists can treat these symptoms which are often associated with a jaw joint disorder known as TMD? In fact, we have treated many patients with this condition who are now pain-free as a result. We thought you’d like to hear directly from them how they found relief and an improved quality of life through their TMD treatments. Watch here:
Do you have unexplained headaches, earaches, or neck or back pain? Maybe, you’ve treated these symptoms, but they keep coming back. Did you know there is a serious oral health disorder that has symptoms frequently attributed to other conditions? There may be another reason for your pain. What Is the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)? The temporomandibular…
We’re Always Striving to Improve Our education didn’t stop after dental school. To the contrary, we love learning new things about dentistry, particularly if it’s something that can improve the health and well-being of our patients. From finding out about new materials and technologies to attending trainings on innovative treatments, our goal is to provide…
Does Jaw Pain Keep You From Living Your Best Life? During the summer months, residents of Denton, Maryland, want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Family vacations, neighborhood barbecues, and sunset cocktails with friends are all on the horizon — unless, of course, you have chronic jaw pain. When your jaw hurts, pops, and…