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Easing TMJ Pain in 5 Important Steps

Elgin Dentist

When the muscles, tendons and bones that make up your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are relaxed and in balance, your jaw opens and closes with ease. Daily activities such as speaking, biting, chewing, and laughing become possible, even enjoyable. For those suffering from TMJ disorder however, the pain and dysfunction experienced in the jaw joint and related muscles are nothing to smile about. What can you do to ease TMJ pain without making things worse? Thankfully... Continue Reading

Kick it to the Curb! TMJ Pain in Elgin.

Have you discovered your fingers massaging the tightness of your jaw? Are headaches a regular part of your life? TMJ leads many Elgin residents to select descriptive words like “locking” or “popping” when describing, not moves in hip-hop dancing, but occurrences encountered while chewing. Is this healthy? To understand your jaw better, undertake this brief experiment. While standing relaxed, note your arms... Continue Reading

Treat TMJ and Eliminate Chronic Pain

"TMJ" stands for temporomandibular joint. These intricate joints are crucial in proper muscle and bone function. Elgin TMJ treatment from the Smile For Life Dental office can restore function to the intricate joints that connect the jaw bone to the skull. The TMJ enables you to open and close your mouth, chew, speak and swallow. When the TMJ is misaligned, it is called TMD – temporomandibular joint disorder, however many people refer to TMD as... Continue Reading