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Orthognathic Surgery for TMJ and Sleep Apnea Can Help You Restore Your Health

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 »

How Do You Know if You Have a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ/TMD?

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 Constantly Find Yourself Experiencing Jaw Pain?

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 »

The Evolution and Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

When it comes to dental conditions, TMJD is relatively new in being identified. It took until the 1950s for TMJ syndrome to get the attention it deserved from the healthcare community. And it took another 30 years after that for healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat this oral condition with the proper expertise. Earlier, TMJ pain was considered a person’s... read more »

Could TMJ Be the Culprit Behind Your Chronic Headaches and Other Symptoms?

Chronic headaches have a variety of causes, including TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorders. This joint is the part of your lower jaw (mandible) that connects it to your skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. It is made of muscles, blood vessels, nerves and bones in the head. This highly active joint is what helps you speak, laugh, yawn... read more »