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September 12, 2017

What is TMJ?

Woman in pain holding compress to faceIf you’ve never heard of TMJ, TMJ dysfunction, or TMD, you’re not alone. However, in order to provide diagnosis for patients suffering from this oral health conditions, patients need to be informed about the warning signs and risk factors associated with this oral health condition. TMD occurs when the small temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connecting the jaw and skull bone are damaged. TMJ dysfunction is a difficult condition to pin down. A dentist’s best bet when it comes to making an accurate diagnosis, is for a patient to understand and monitor changes in jaw function that indicate they may suffer from TMD and contact their dentist to receive an evaluation. Keep reading to find out more about some of the warnings signs and risk factors associated with TMJ dysfunction.

December 9, 2016

Dentist in Whiting Explains the Cause of Teeth Grinding

Filed under: TMJ — Tags: — dr_berquist @ 8:55 pm

Your dentist in Whiting for Bruxism treatment.Grinding and clenching of the teeth, also known as Bruxism, is a common condition that affects both children and adults. In fact, it is estimated anywhere from 30 to 40 million children and adults suffer from the condition. While it is quite common, it can be difficult to recognize the signs of the grinding. However, it is important to learn to detect symptoms of Bruxism to get the appropriate treatment from your dentist in Whiting. Without the right care, your oral health and quality of life are at risk.

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