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Orofacial Dysfunction Related to Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Often, jaw problems develop later in life, but in some cases, it can develop at a young age. This is especially true for young people who develop juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which, according to a new study, frequently causes jaw problems. These young people will need to manage jaw dysfunction their entire [...]

Pain Creams Found to Be Ineffective

One challenge people have with chronic pain conditions like TMJ is finding an effective treatment. If you go to a doctor or pain specialist, they might prescribe you one of many different medications or therapies. One increasingly popular treatment option is compounded pain creams. However, despite their growing popularity, a new study suggests that these [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|TMJ|

What Your Dentist Doesn’t Know Could Be Hurting You

The word “dentist” literally means “tooth-ist,” and many dentists take that to heart. They see themselves as tooth workers. Sure, they may pay attention to the gums around the teeth, but beyond that, they may have little concern for you outside your mouth. And that can be a problem. Your teeth are just one part [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|TMJ|

The Connection between TMJ and Sleep Apnea

Many people don’t understand the close connection between the structure of the jaw and the proper functioning of the body. When the jaw isn’t properly positioned, it can cause airway problems that lead to snoring and sleep apnea. Poor jaw position can also lead to poor jaw function, including [link id='266' text='temporomandibular [...]

Should You Go from a Bite Splint to Full Mouth Reconstruction?

For many people, TMJ is related to an imbalance in the way teeth fit together. This puts excessive pressure on the jaw joints and may cause stress in the jaw muscles. The impacts of this dysfunction can be disruptive, even disabling and may range far beyond the jaw. When treating this imbalance, [...]