Category: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMJ Questions We Never Thought You’d Ask!

When we talk with patients about TMJ health, we often find that this is an area of care that is rarely considered. Of course, our patients in Pella, IA think a lot about keeping their smiles clean, free of stains, free of cavities, and they even consider their gum health! Jaw joints, on the other… Read more »

TMJ Treatment: Working For, Not Against It

When you take the time to come in to see us about your TMJ disorder and then receive TMJ treatment, you are doing exactly what we suggest of our patients. Choosing care for your jaw joints is always the smartest choice because preventing damage (that can easily happen in the future and for which you… Read more »

Q&A: TMJ Disorder Treatment

Do you have questions about TMJ disorder treatment? Are you curious in part about what to expect from the therapy we offer? Perhaps you are already receiving treatment but you are not sure what you might be able to do on a daily basis to work with – not against – the treatment we have… Read more »

3 Tips for Managing TMJ Pain

If you are one of the estimated 10 million Americans suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly known as TMJ, you have probably had enough of the sore jaw muscles, sore neck, aching back, and frequent headaches. TMJ pain can make everyday activities like chewing, speaking, and even smiling uncomfortable. Although there’s no cure for… Read more »

TMJ Dysfunction

  Do you have TMJ dysfunction? Are you wondering what TMJ is? TMJ stands for temporomanibular joints.  You have a temporomanibular joint on either side of your face. By putting your fingers on each side of your face in front of your ears and opening your mouth you can feel them. They are sliding joints… Read more »

How Can Sleep Disorders Harm your Dental Health?

Sleep disorders which occur during arousals from non-REM and REM sleep are clinically referred to as parasomnias. You may not realize it, but several familiar conditions actually fall under the parasomnia umbrella. Have you ever heard of (or experienced) sleepwalking, nightmares, or irregular heart rhythms at night? These are all sleep disorders, as is bruxism… Read more »

Tackle TMJ Disorder with a Multi-Tiered Approach

When you think of the joints in your body, your mind probably goes to your knees, elbow, or hips. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are actually among the most frequently used in the body. Without them, we couldn’t chew, talk, yawn, swallow, or sneeze. TMJ disorder is a very unpleasant experience for many patients. Fortunately, the… Read more »