What is bruxism? Bruxism, simply put, is when you grind, clench, click, or “drum” your teeth. Anywhere from 10 to 50 percent of the population are affected by it. Most people who engage in this largely involuntary habit do so while asleep. However, plenty of individuals that grind (or clench) their teeth do… Read more »
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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.