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Different TMJ Exercises to Help Alleviate Pain

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is not commonly talked about but it is crucial when opening and closing the mouth. This joint is unique as it allows forward, backward as well as side-to-side movement of the jaw. Even then, it can develop a disorder resulting in pain in the jaw or near the ears. This is referred to as Temporomandibular disorder…

A Complete Guide to Splint Therapy

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The temporomandibular joint, or the ‘jaw point’, is a hinge that connects your jaw to your temporal skull bones.  It assists in the opening and closing of your jaw, and plays an important role in letting you speak, chew, smile and yawn. Because of the frequent and constant use of the jaw point, it is a common target for recurring…

Do Wisdom Teeth Really Unlock Wisdom When Removed?

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So is it really wise to have your wisdom teeth removed? This rather sensitive and painful procedure has become a controversial point over the last few years for many people who have benefited from this simple extraction and the equally many who have suffered terribly because of it. Does Loss of Wisdom Teeth lead to TMJ? Many people who still…

The Connection Between Jaw Pain And Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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What are wisdom teeth? The third or fourth molars, which are the posterior most teeth in the dental arch, are called the wisdom teeth. If a wisdom tooth erupts clearly through the tissues without causing any discomfort in the adjacent tooth, and you are able to brush, floss and clean it properly, there is no need for an extraction. But…

Can a Chiropractor Help Alleviate Your Problems with TMJ?

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When it comes to TMJ treatment, it is better to go with non-invasive or conservative treatment as much as possible.  Surgical options, which tend to be more invasive, should only be considered as a last resort.  Chiropractic techniques have been found to work very well in relieving problems with body joints.  With a good chiropractor, you can find effective TMJ…

Things to do while you are Recovering from TMJ Surgery

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery is usually recommended in patients whose jaw joint symptoms impede the normal functions of the jaw or where the jaw gets locked or stuck while yawning, talking or eating and other forms of TMJ treatment have failed. Surgical procedures such as arthrocentesis, which entails removal of joint fluid, are usually performed for TMJ symptoms and treatment. Arthroscopic surgery may…

Available TMJ Treatment Options

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The joint that attaches the lower part of your jaw to your skull is known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It really is a hinge and it enables the opening and closing of your mouth.  It also allows your mouth to move from one side to the other when you chew.  The joint is surrounded by muscles to control the…

Here are some of the Little Known Causes of TMJ

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a disorder that causes pain in your temporomandibular joint most commonly known as your jaw. For some time, specialists thought that it results from malocclusion, but after a lot of research was carried out, it has led them to believe this may not be the only cause. If you suffer from TMJ, it is common for…

All About Full Mouth Reconstruction

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Do you have missing teeth? Do you have bone loss in your teeth? Are you gums going through health problems? Do you ever feel self-conscious because of your less-than-pearly white teeth? Do you put your hand over your mouth nearly every time you talk or smile? Do you suffer from a bad bite? Well, there is no need to worry…

Current Treatments of TMJ Disorder

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is an issue where the muscles around your jaw begin to decay, which leads to difficulties opening and closing the mouth. There are numerous ways to treat TMJ disorder, but ultimately it boils down to pain relief and preservation. What is TMJ? There are many people not aware of this medical condition. So, what is TMJ…