Category: TMJ

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 »

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 Issues Often Supply a Laundry List of Symptoms

We recently spoke about TMJ pain and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The basic abilities of eating, speaking, yawning, and chewing properly and in a pain free manner are at risk when TMJs aren’t healthy. TMD is often extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant. Inflammation and irritation of the joints and muscles in your jaw can come along… 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 »