A popping jaw joint is not normal. It is a sign of TMJ or a joint disorder. Some patients have popping for years and then the popping subsides and then they often have pain. What has happened? Most TMJ popping or clicking occurs when the disc, which is cushion that separates the jaw joint from […]
Cosmetic Dentistry is really more than just pretty teeth. TMJ and facial symmetry should also be considered when a smile makeover is being discussed. Pain from TMJ problems affect the face, eyes, neck, and often the teeth. In this case, note the significant improvement in the overall health, appearance and symmetry of her facial muscles.
There are many factors to look at for those with TMJ problems. In addition to the normal symptoms of jaw popping, facial pain…etc patients with tongue thursts most often have TMJ problems as well as airway problems. Due to the airway issues causing mouth breathing, these patients often have abnormal swallowing and chewing which forces
Almost all patients ask, what caused my TMJ problems to develop? There are numerous theories and reasons that patients develop TMJ symptoms and problems. Aside from trauma and accidents, one of the most common reasons for development of TMJ problems stems from the airway and facial development from birth on. All of these can directly affect