Jaw

The human jaw is any opposable articulated structure at the entrance of people’s mouths, typically used for grasping and manipulating food. The term “jaws” is also broadly applied to the whole of the structures constituting the vault of the mouth and serving to open and close it and is part of the body plan of… Continue reading Jaw

Periodontitis and Temporomandibular Disorders

Gum disease (periodontitis) and jaw joint problems (TMD) may have more of a connection than we thought. Even though they seem totally different, recent research shows that poor oral health can affect other aspects of your health. This means gum disease might play a role in jaw joint issues. Here, we explore the connections between periodontitis and TMDs

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Sports Dentistry Treatment Can Prevent TMJ Damage

Sports Dentistry Treatment Can Prevent TMJ Damage and provide temporomandibular joint (TMJ) care to enhance athlete health. By incorporating sports dentistry and TMJ care into the broader context of sports medicine enhances overall athlete health. By addressing oral health comprehensively through sports dentistry, athletes can not only perform at their best but also safeguard their long-term health and well-being.

CGRP Reveals Biochemical Link Between TMD and Headaches

Plasma calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) reveals biochemical link with chronic temporomandibular disorder (TMD) or headaches. Orofacial pain specialists continue to evaluate the relationship between the CGRP concentration in patients’ jaw and headache pain.

ENT Pain Causes and TMJ

Understanding ENT causes and how to differentiate ear, nose, and throat and TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) pain can be difficult for doctors and patients alike. This is because of the intricate connection between the various structures of the head and neck.

Cheek Bone Pain

Cheek Bone Pain: causes and treatment options. The key to relief is to identify the most probable underlying cause of a hurting cheekbone. Your knowledge of the cheek and face anatomy assists a correct and fast diagnosis If you experience cheek pain, jaw muscle rigidity leading to an inability to open your mouth, jaw sprain and strain, and/or the ability to smile normally, seek help without delay.

Temporomandibular Joint Anatomy

Understanding the temporomandibular joint anatomy helps explain its crucial role in the daily functionality and harmony of your jaw, neck, and head.
While commonly associated with jaw movement and chewing, the temporomandibular joint’s (TMJ) intricate anatomy and connection to the neck can significantly impact headaches and craniofacial pain. This article explores the TMJ anatomy and sheds light on the fascinating interplay between your jaw joint, the neck, and headaches.

What is a Dental Deprogrammer?

What is a Dental Deprogrammer? Can it Adjust your Bite? By Ann McCulloch Deprogrammers are short-term oral splints used in dentistry to “deprogram” muscle memory in your jaw muscles. The term “dental deprogrammer” originated in dental concepts focused on neuromuscular reprogramming and how the masticatory muscles function when you chew, swallow, talk, yawn and make… Continue reading What is a Dental Deprogrammer?

What are Anterior Bite Plane Splints?

When is an Anterior Bite Splint is Right for You? By Ann McCulloch | Reviewed by Dr. Brad Eli Not all oral appliances are just for teeth! Anterior Bite Splints are short-term mouthguards that help with jaw sprain/strain (JAMSS) and headaches. Numerous medical mouthguards are on the market, making comparing mouthguard types and splint options… Continue reading What are Anterior Bite Plane Splints?