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Cheek Biting May Be Due to Bad Bite, Poor Restorations

Cheek biting can be painful, irritating, and unhealthy. It can also be a sign that you have poorly-fitting dental restorations in the back of your mouth that might need replacing. If you’re wondering, “Why do I keep biting my cheek?” we’ve got answers for you. Occasional Cheek Biting Occasional cheek biting is something that just [...]

Is New Migraine Treatment Right for You?

Last week, the FDA approved the latest migraine medication, Ubrelvy (ubrogepant). This is the latest in a new class of medications that target CGRP (Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide). In this case, though, the drug is the first CGRP-related medication to target the receptors rather than CGRP. As always, there is [...]

What Does Scalloped Tongue Mean?

Courtesy of  Have you noticed that your tongue has an irregular shape, with rounded half-circle indentations around the edges? This scalloped appearance to your tongue is caused by your tongue pressing up against your teeth as it rests in your mouth. The condition has a number of informal names, including crenated tongue, lingua indentata, or [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|TMJ|

What Are the Alternatives to Invasive TMJ Surgery?

TMJ disorder causes a host of trying symptoms, including difficulty chewing, clicking or locking of the jaw and significant pain. While numerous Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, reports suggest that just about 7 percent attempt to get help. Often, this is because they fear the prospect of surgery, which doesn't always prove [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|TMJ|

You Can Dislocate Your Jaw with “Normal” Actions

Many people think that temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) begins with some major event. It’s easy to look back on a car crash or a blow to the jaw and see the cause of your dislocated jaw, but the cause of your jaw problems isn’t always something so dramatic. In fact, many [...]

New Study Links TMJ Muscle Pain with Migraine Frequency and Intensity

We know that temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) are linked with migraines. But TMJ is not a singular condition. It’s actually an umbrella term that describes several closely linked conditions that share symptoms but are quite different. So are all TMJs linked to migraines, or just some [...]

Don’t Hear Any Jaw Sounds? You May Still Have TMJ

There are many symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD). Unfortunately, not everyone realizes that TMJ can have quite so many varied symptoms. In fact, some people think that if their jaw isn’t making noise, they don’t have TMJ. That’s not the case at all, and it’s important to understand that [...]