TMJ FAQs

Patients who have been experiencing symptoms of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and those who have been diagnosed with the condition often have many questions about the causes of TMJ disorders and how they are treated. Here are some of the most common questions we hear from our patients. What causes TMJ disorder? The jaw…

Why is titanium used for dental implants?

Dental implants represent a remarkable advance in tooth replacement technology because they are the first devices to offer a structurally complete prosthetic consisting of both a root-like structure and an artificial crown. This is possible because dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal. That means that human bone is capable of…

Why Oral Health Symptoms Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Patients may be tempted to disregard oral health symptoms, such as discomfort or clicking or popping noises from the jaw, for any number of reasons. They may have anxiety about getting dental treatment or concerns that such treatment will be unaffordable. However, ignoring these issues may be setting the stage for the problem to become…

Can wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?

Have you kept your wisdom teeth? If so, you might be noticing symptoms like orofacial pain, crowding of your teeth, and popping or clicking sensations when you move your mouth. Retaining wisdom teeth is one common cause of TMJ disorder. When wisdom teeth erupt, they normally cause occlusal issues because there is not enough room…