Did you know that your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most constantly used joint in your entire body? It is the joint that sits in front of both of your ears, where your skull and jaw come together. Your tiny TMJ disks are made of cartilage and absorb the impact whenever you open or close your mouth for biting, chewing,... read more »
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Do you experience constant pain or swelling in your jaw, chronic migraines, or ringing in your ears? Does it hurt when you bite, yawn or talk? Or maybe you have constant back or recurring sinus pain? If so, you are likely experiencing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms. Your TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull so you can open and... read more »
Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, is how our doctors correct the irregularities of the jawbones while also realigning the jaws and the teeth for a better bite and improved appearance. This corrective jaw surgery fixes skeletal abnormalities of the face and the jaw and can also be performed to fix the airways for those suffering from sleep apnea. Problems With... read more »
When you visit us to diagnose jaw symptoms, you can trust that you will be in good hands. We have helped many people such as yourself find relief from the symptoms of chronic TMJ. An oral exam will be done, so we can assess the sounds your jaw makes while you open and close your mouth. We will also check... read more »
When you touch the sides of your jaw where they connect to your skull, you are feeling the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which works like a sliding hinge. Covered with cartilage, these joints separate your skull from the bone by a tiny, shock-absorbing disc that allows you to open and close your jaw freely, smoothly and without pain. Feeling Jaw Pain?... read more »
Do you frequently experience pain in your mouth? While sometimes jaw pain can feel like an infected tooth, often it is a result of jaw pain from problems with your temporomandibular joints (TMJs). These joints connect your lower jawbone (the mandible) located near your ear to the side of your skull (temporal bone). These joints enable you to move your... read more »