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What To Do If Your Jaw Locks

What to do when your jaw locks

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) produces a number of painful and concerning symptoms. But perhaps the most frightening one is a locked jaw. This occurs when the articular disc that sits between the upper and lower jaws slips or moves out of alignment. A jaw can lock in an open or closed position momentarily or […]

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Study: TMD May Increase Frequency and Intensity of Migraines

TMD and headaches West Orange, New Jersey

While plenty of research has suggested there is a link between temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) disorder (TMD) and chronic headaches, a new study sheds light on how they may be connected. Researchers from the University of São Paulo’s Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine in Brazil found that TMD can increase the severity and frequency of migraine headaches. […]

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Does Chewing Gum Exacerbate TMJ Disorder?

This post was updated on 10-18-2018 Many of us chew gum to relieve stress or to freshen our breath. However, if you suffer from jaw pain, you might consider swapping Big Red for an Altoid and enrolling in a meditation course. Experts believe that TMJ and gum chewing may be linked. In some cases, chewing […]

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Tips for Reducing TMJ Pain in Cold Weather

Have you noticed joint pain worsening during the chilly winter temperatures? Blame the barometric pressure, which changes as seasons shift and temperatures fluctuate. The winter season is especially tough for your joints, including your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the joint that connects your temples to your lower jaw. Joints tend to tighten, tremble and contract in […]

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