Do you have your wisdom teeth? If you are unfamiliar, wisdom teeth are the very last molars that erupt in your mouth, and they typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Many people have them removed due to issues with overcrowding or because the teeth are frequently impacted in the jawbone and cause problems. Due to the location of the wisdom teeth and the fact that many of them cause problems with the mouth and jaw, you might be wondering if there is a link between TMD and wisdom teeth.
It’s hard to believe that December is here again and we are getting ready to celebrate the holidays. While the holiday season is a joyful time to share with the people you love and care for, it can also be a difficult time for many people because of added stress. It can be extremely challenging for people suffering from TMD because added stress can be triggering and lead to a flare-up or relapse of symptoms. Read on to learn about how you can help keep your TMD symptoms at bay this holiday season.
November is TMJ Awareness Month, which is a time dedicated to helping make more people familiar with TMJ and TMD. If you don’t know, TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the ball and socket joint that attaches the lower jaw to the base of the skull. If you place your fingers on the back of your jaw near your ear and open your mouth, you can feel the temporomandibular joint move. At TMD & Sleep Apnea Clinic, we are happy to provide life-changing treatment to patients who are suffering from TMD. TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, which describes the symptoms resulting from conditions that affect the TMJ.
When living with TMD, it can be difficult to remember what is beneficial and what can be a trigger for the disorder. While receiving professional help for TMD, we will provide you with methods to cause relief and give a guideline for ways to help you enjoy your daily life. We understand that, during this special holiday time, it can be easy to succumb to the pressures and indulge in an activity that might not be the best to support your TMD issues. We have compiled a list of recommendations to help you remember how to help yourself and what you should avoid.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you sang those popular lyrics in your head while reading, then you are one of the many who are starting preparations for the upcoming holiday season. While the holiday season can leave many filled with joy, it is well known that the holidays can also be a huge cause of stress for many. Sitting around a Thanksgiving table with your uncle questioning your life decisions or shopping for hours, either in person or online, for the perfect holiday gift can leave anyone’s jaw twitching in discomfort. For those that suffer with TMD, it can be even worse. Read on to learn some techniques to manage your TMD during the stressful holiday season.
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD), a condition affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), often goes undiagnosed because people who suffer from it might not know the cause of their pain, and therefore, don’t know where to go for treatment. That’s why it’s important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to this common problem, which affects as many as 10 million Americans.