Posts Categorized: TMJ / Bruxism

When Jaw Problems Limit Your Ability To Eat And Speak

A persistent pain in your jaw joints can give routine tasks like biting, chewing, and speaking a frustrating degree of difficulty. If you are suffering from TMJ dysfunction, you may find it harder to move your jaw at all, while also experiencing pain in the joints, as well as in your face, neck, and head…. Read more »

Why Am I Waking Up With Sore Teeth?

The start of your day can set the tone for the rest of it. Waking up with dental soreness, or pain in your face and neck, can be a less than pleasant experience. You may find that discomfort persists through the rest of your day, making you uncomfortable and irritable. If you are waking up… Read more »

Can Chronic Jaw Pain Lead To More Problems?

Waking up with a tender, aching jaw can certainly lead to a bad day. Unfortunately, for patients who do not address chronic jaw pains, the consequences can be more lasting, and more troublesome. Patients who suffer from a teeth grinding habit are putting constant pressure on their jaw joints throughout the night, while also putting… Read more »

Waking Up With Dental Pain? Bruxism May Be The Culprit

When you wake up with pain in your teeth and jaws in the mornings, you may be dealing with the consequences of bruxism. People who habitually find themselves experiencing this type of discomfort may be unaware that they are grinding their teeth while sleep. It should be noted that this condition, bruxism, can lead to… Read more »

Issues With Stiff, Painful Jaw Movement? Tell Your Dentist

You might be looking forward to your favorite meal for lunch or dinner, but ongoing problems with your jaw can diminish this experience. After all, imagine trying to work your way through biting and chewing when your jaw motions are stiff, or limited. In some cases, jaw problems will worsen until you are finding it… Read more »

Countering Pain And Dental Damage Caused By Bruxism

Dealing with bruxism means dealing with chronic jaw pain, and facing the risk of significant dental damage. Because people affected by bruxism are grinding their teeth unconsciously, you may not immediately link ongoing issues like facial pain and dental sensitivity with this issue. What you should know is that patients often grind their teeth at… Read more »

Do You Have Bruxism?

Many dental health issues can be identified by how they make your teeth and/or gums look. For instance, a cavity might create a discolored area on your tooth, and gum disease can make some teeth look longer by causing your gums to recede. Habitually grinding your teeth (bruxism) can gradually change your smile‚Äôs appearance, as… Read more »

Stiff, Achy Jaw? Find Out Why!

Do you wake up every morning with a stiff and achy jaw? You may clench and grind while you sleep (brux), or you may be suffering from a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Not only can TMJ disorders be caused by bruxing, bruxing can also be a symptom of a TMJ. Bruxing is much easier to… Read more »

A Different Way To Treat TMJ and Bruxing

TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) and bruxing, the chronic gnashing or grinding and clenching of your teeth, can often be related. TMJ can lead to bruxing and bruxing can lead to TMJ. Both can lead to pain and tension in facial muscles, jaw joints, head, neck, and shoulders, and bruxing can lead to severely worn and/or… Read more »

Is Your Jaw Sore And Achy?

Pain or discomfort in your jaw can be a sign of bruxing (chronic grinding and clenching your teeth) or TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder. Sometimes the two are related. One can cause the other and vice versa. Bruxing is easier to diagnose than a TMJ disorder because there will be telltale signs of excessive wear on… Read more »