Category: TMJ

Livonia Dentist: Treating a Popping Jaw

                      Do you ever experience a popping or cracking sensation in your jaw? What about chronic headaches or jaw pain? While these issues may seem like mild irritants, they are also symptoms of a serious medical disorder. TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, affects over… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Restores Smiles with Dental Bridges

                    Have you ever lost a permanent tooth? A missing tooth not only affects your smile, but your overall health, as well. Many people don’t realize how much negative impact a lost tooth can have on their dental health. Fortunately, your Livonia dentist, Dr. James Stewart,… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Explains TMJ Disorder

                        Do you ever experiencing a clicking or popping sensation in your jaw? What about chronic headaches or facial pain? While these aches may seem unrelated, they are all symptoms of a common medical issue known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. Over ten million… Read more »

Livonia Dentist Can Help Ease Your Headache Pain

Finding the Source of Headache Pain Are you suffering from regular, relentless headaches? You may want to visit your Livonia dentist, Dr. James Stewart, as well as your doctor to determine the source of your pain, particularly if jaw pain accompanies your headaches. Due to the close anatomical link between the head, jaw, and neck,… Read more »

Bruxism FAQS with Livonia Family Dentist

Did you ever think that stress could affect your teeth? Stress is one of the many causes of bruxism, the act of teeth grinding. This nighttime habit can actually be quite dangerous, with many damaging effects on your teeth and muscles. Your Livonia Family dentist, Dr. James Stewart answers some frequently asked questions about bruxism…. Read more »

Treating TMJ/TMD in Livonia

Livonia, MI dentist Dr. James Stewart strives to help his patients achieve and maintain healthy, high quality lives, and, sometimes, this goes beyond the basic health of your teeth and gums. One of Dr. Stewart’s areas of expertise is treatment for TMJ conditions to help his patients restore function, comfort, and ease to their daily… Read more »

Looking for migraine relief? Maybe you need a dentist!

If you experience nagging discomfort in your temples and jaws, or if your migraines simply won’t go away, you might suffer from TMJ disorder. What is TMJ? The acronym TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints. These small joints hold the jaw to the skull and allow us to move our mouths when chewing and speaking. Unfortunately,… Read more »

Stressed out in Livonia?

Approximately 20 percent of adults clench or grind their teeth to extent of causing permanent tooth or jaw damage. Teeth grinding may be a sign of too much stress, TMJ disorder, or other underlying conditions. While it’s important to address the core cause of teeth grinding, there are a few things you can start doing right now, even before you visit my office.

TMJ Troubles and Treatment

Have you heard of temporomandibular joint disorder? I know, it sounds intense. This disorder, also known as TMJ, is usually accompanied by headaches, migraines, earaches, and irritating conditions like a popping jaw. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s possibly that you are one of the millions of Americans that suffer from TMJ.

I’m Dr. James Stewart, and I’m optimistic that I can treat this problem. First, however, it is important for you to know what causes TMJ disorder.

The temporomandibular joints are the two joints that hold your jaw to your skull. A variety of factors, including injury, stress, heredity, and tooth wear, can lead to misalignment of these joints, which places additional stress on the muscles and nerves surrounding them. This can cause pain in the head, neck, mouth, and jaw. Sometimes, neck and lower back pain can also occur.