Category: Bruxism/TMJ

We Can Determine Why You Have Pain When Biting And Chewing

When you experience pain while biting and chewing, even your favorite meal can lose its appeal. Problems with jaw pain, stiffness, and sensitivity can make it hard for you to eat, and may even interfere with your ability to speak over time. At our Prairie Village, KS dental practice, we can talk to patients with… Read more »

Recognizing The Harm Teeth Grinding Can Cause For Your Smile

If you are waking up with a sore jaw, and pain in your face and neck, make sure you let your dentist know. While these discomforts may seem unrelated to oral care, they are symptoms of bruxism, a habit of teeth grinding that can cause a person to grind or clench their teeth throughout the… Read more »

Are You Experiencing Discomfort Due To TMJ Dysfunction?

If you continue to wake up with face and neck pain, or if you have recurring issues with headaches, your dentist may be able to explain what the root of your troubles might be. These problems can all point to TMJ dysfunction. This is a term used for ongoing trouble with your jaw joints and… Read more »

Untreated Bruxism Can Lead To Dental Damage And Discomfort

When you have issues with bruxism, you can grind your teeth throughout the night while you sleep, and wake up to issues with tooth pain and sensitivity, as well as discomfort in your jaw joints. You should be aware that if you try to ignore the problem, and allow it to worsen, you can experience… Read more »

Learning To Recognize Symptoms Of TMJ Dysfunction

Is TMJ dysfunction something you really need to be concerned about? People who struggle with problems like headaches, painful jaw movement, and chronic teeth grinding may be unaware that TMJ dysfunction can be the cause of their troubles. The term is used to address any problem that creates trouble for your jaw joints, and/or the… Read more »

Should You Be Worried About Your Teeth Grinding Habit?

While some of us have a long list of matters to worry over, others can be fortunate enough to remain relatively carefree. With that said, it seems highly unlikely that anyone would WANT something new to occupy their concerns. Because people generally prefer not to worry over potential issues, they sometimes try to ignore warning… Read more »

What Kind Of Effect Can TMJ Dysfunction Have On Your Life?

While you may not understand what is happening, you can be aware that something is wrong when you experience issues with headaches, difficult jaw movements, and other painful symptoms. What you should know is that these problems can be signs of TMJ dysfunction, which can create several problems for your daily life. You can have… Read more »

You Could Be Damaging Your Smile By Grinding Your Teeth

When you wake up feeling dental pain or sensitivity, you could be feeling the worrying effects of nighttime teeth grinding. If you keep ignoring the problem, the problem can become a serious one for your teeth. This problem, known as bruxism, can lead to significant wear and tear, and even chipped or cracked teeth! Your… Read more »

Frequent Headaches Could Be Linked To Jaw Problems

Why would troubles with your jaw have something to do with your repeated headaches? Your jaw function is managed by your trigeminal nerve, which also handles sensation for your jaw, face, head, and neck. A person who suffers from TMJ dysfunction might experience headaches, or bouts of neck pain, in addition to having trouble moving… Read more »

Avoid Damage By Talking To Your Dentist About Teeth Grinding

A tendency to grind your teeth is something you can do without meaning to – in fact, many people who deal with persistent bruxism do so unconsciously, while sleeping. This puts your smile at risk for damage, as you can press your teeth together with enough force to chip and crack them. In cases where… Read more »