Smile On Dental Studio logo - office of Dr. Chris Hill in St. Louis

Do Your Symptoms Point to TMJ?

TMJ Disorder stands for temporomandibular joint disorder (many shorten it to simply TMJ). It’s a pain and decreased mobility in your temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. The pain is caused by your {{{{link id='50313' text='jaw joint becoming misaligned'}}}}, and there are many reasons why it could become so: [...]

By |June 14th, 2022|TMJ|

What Happens if TMJ is Left Untreated?

Like many of the medical ailments that people experience today, TMJ—also known as TMD—is not a modern problem. The first known mention of TMJ in medicine was in 1887 in an article describing two women who experienced locked jaw and resulting pain after that. TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. It is [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|Migraines, TMJ|

Neuromuscular Orthodontics Could Be The Solution To Your TMJ Issues

Many are under the preconceived notion that “braces” only enhance the appearance of a smile. The truth is, they have other uses, too. Take neuromuscular orthodontics, for instance. This treatment not only straightens your smile but also helps balance your bite for health and function. Neuromuscular orthodontics happens to be the treatment of choice [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|TMJ|

TMJ Disorder: The Top 6 Exercises You Can Do At Home To Relieve Pain

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be quite painful. The good news is, there are a number of exercises you can do at home (or work) to help enhance your jaw strength and reduce discomfort. What Is TMJ Disorder? This is a condition that affects the bones and muscles of your jaw. Your [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|TMJ|
Go to Top