Jaw Clicking? Your TMJ Is Trying to Tell You Something

August 24, 2016

Filed under: TMJ Treatment — Tags: , , , — Dr. Steve Koo @ 8:36 am

jaw clickingClick, pop, click — hear that? If you’ve got TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (often referred to as simply TMJ), you probably can’t get away from the noise of your jaw clicking. Sound like something you need a morse code translator for? Listen closely, because it’s your jaw’s way of telling you to get help. Your TMJ can cause chronic pain and problems elsewhere in your body — but seeking treatment from your Houston oral surgeons can help you find relief at long last.


TMJ Disorder: Exercises to Alleviate Pain

January 29, 2016

Man doing jaw exercises for tmj disorderThe name of our practice is Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, but for some of the patients who visit us, surgery isn’t the best option. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is actually a variety of dysfunctions of the TMJ, and there are numerous effective methods for treating TMJ disorders. In most cases, we are able to offer conservative, non-surgical treatment options for TMJ sufferers. We often partner with knowledgeable physical therapists to train patients to exercise their jaw muscles and joints in order to relieve pain and restore optimal function.

TMJ Treatment with Drs. Weil and Koo

January 15, 2014

shutterstock_62656942If you suffer from earaches or find it difficult to open your mouth all the way, you may be suffering from TMJ pain. TMJ, temporomandibular joint, pain is something that is very common, but a lot of people do not know what they can do to alleviate their pain.

The temporomandibular joint is located where the lower jaw meets the skull, and it allows your mouth to open and close with ease. A lot of factors can affect the joint, like stress, high emotions, grinding teeth, and a misaligned bite. The pain associated with TMJ can be sharp and piercing, leaving you orally crippled. Some ways your dentist may help with your TMJ pain is making a mouth guard for you. This mouth guard prevents your jaw from clenching and your teeth from grinding. A custom mouth guard will be made just for you, as everyone’s mouth is different.