Jaw Pain from Stress – How You Can Finally Get Some Jaw Pain Relief

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Have you ever gotten a headache after you’ve had a stressful day? This at times can be attributed to tense neck and shoulder muscles, but more often than not, the pain you’re experiencing is from your jaw. Jaw pain from stress is a common complaint of people with TMJ disorder. Tense and sore jaw muscles can easily contribute to a headache – not to mention a full-fledged migraine. Why does stress cause this type of reaction in our muscles, including those in our jaw? And what can people do to find jaw pain relief ASAP? Jaw Pain from Stress: The … Read More

Tension Headaches vs. TMJ Headaches: What’s the difference?

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Nearly everyone has experienced a headache at some point in their life. But some people endure painful headaches on an almost daily basis. They’ve been struggling for years to find some relief. Often, people who suffer from headaches hear from healthcare practitioners that the cause of their pain is tension. Due to their bad posture or stress, their muscles are constantly tense. This can result in pain. But when they’ve tried various remedies promising tension headache relief they didn’t get the results they were hoping for. The reason for this could be that what they’re dealing with isn’t a “simple” … Read More

What Can You Do to Treat a Stiff Jaw and Neck?

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Do you often wake up in the morning with stiff muscles? You are not alone – most adults wake up with some sort of stiffness or strain throughout their body after a day of running or because of occupational reasons. But what if that stiffness doesn’t go away? This is a daily struggle for many, particularly those with TMJ disorder. Patients with this common jaw disorder have chronically stiff jaw and neck muscles. But what is TMJ disorder? How can we treat the stiffness and pain that you contend with on a regular basis? What’s the Relationship Between a Stiff … Read More

What’s Causing Your Facial Pain? Trigeminal Neuralgia Vs. TMJ Disorder

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What’s causing your facial pain? It’s not always easy to tell. Your face includes several nerve endings, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. As a Indianapolis TMJ dentist, I want you to understand that many conditions may cause your spasms or pain. In fact, many dentists and medical professionals misdiagnose TMJ disorder as trigeminal neuralgia. Here is how to tell the difference so you can seek proper treatment and ask the right questions. Pain in your face is no joke. It hinders important activities like eating, brushing your teeth, talking, and even kissing. Finding treatment that works for you will reduce … Read More

Jaw Pain After a Car Accident? It’s More Common Than You’d Think

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Your jaw is very delicate: it doesn’t take much impact to cause a serious injury. People don’t usually associate TMJ or jaw pain with car accidents. The truth is: jaw pain after a car accident is incredibly common and it can cause long-term damage if left unchecked. As a dentist in the greater Indianapolis area, I see this fate all too often. Unfortunately, many people also tend to misidentify the symptoms of TMJ or jaw pain as something less significant. TMJ is very serious and includes a broad range of painful symptoms. Keep these common symptoms in mind if you … Read More