Category: TMD Treatment

Four Interesting Facts about Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

 

Category: Pain Relief, TMD Treatment

Jaw Pain Atlanta GAThe temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects your jawbone to the temporal bones of the skull. It allows for up-and-down and side-to-side motion of the jaw. This structure provides the motion for mastication, or chewing of your food, yawning and talking. When the joint is injured or overstressed, symptoms can range from minor to severe, depending on the extent of the injury.

Though individuals in every generation have experienced the discomfort from temporomandibular joint disorder, certain facts about this problem have only come to light in fairly recent years. Here are four interesting facts you may not know about this joint disorder. (more…)


Do You Have A Noisy Jaw?

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, TMD Treatment

Man in Jaw Pain Atlanta GA Noises in your jaw can be normal. A normal jaw sound is called “subluxation.” Subluxation is when your lower jawbone extends too far over the ridge on the opposite upper part of your joint. You may hyperextend your jaw and hear a loud “pop” sound when you yawn a mighty yawn! These sounds are normal, albeit, noisy!

However, there is a clicking noise that can come from your jaw that may be a sign of Temporomandibular Joint Pain (TMJ). If your TMJ has a dysfunction then you have something called TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder). This is a dysfunction of the TMJ and your muscles that help your jaw movement. (more…)