What is tinnitus and how does it relate to TMJ?

Tinnitus is a condition in which a patient experiences a persistent ringing, hissing or buzzing sound in the ears. Tinnitus can be caused by any number of issues, including high blood pressure or hearing loss. In some patients, this condition may be a result of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. If a jaw is not…

TMJ Disorder: When is surgery necessary?

Has your dentist diagnosed you with TMJ disorder? Does your jaw click or pop when you eat or open your mouth? TMJ disorder can be a very debilitating oral health condition and in some cases, may require jaw surgery when other treatments fail to alleviate a patient’s symptoms. An oral surgeon may need to perform…

Facial Trauma: Hard Tissue Injuries

Facial trauma can affect anyone. Whether a person endures a traumatic injury to the face from a car wreck or an accidental fall, specialized treatment is often a necessity – especially if the injury affects hard tissues on the face. Since traumatic injuries to the oral and maxillofacial region tend to greatly affect oral function…