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Do I Have TMJ?

Do I Have TMJ?

When someone has jaw pain, pain in or around the ear, and/or popping or clicking in front of the ear, they're likely to ask their dentist if they have “TMJ.” However, this isn't technically the right question to ask, since EVERYONE has TMJ—two of them, to be accurate. The term TMJ is an abbreviation that refers to the jaw joint,…

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Jaw Clicking Or Causing Pain? It May Be Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Jaw Clicking or Causing Pain? It may be Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

  • July 30, 2019
  • TMJ

The temporomandibular joints, abbreviated as TMJ, are the jaw muscles and joints which allow your mouth to open and close. Found on each side of the head, your TMJ also includes muscles and ligaments along with the jaw bone which all work together whenever you eat, talk or swallow. Additionally, they allow your lower jaw to move forward, back and…

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Dr. Huff Is Now An Orofacial Pain Specialist!

Dr. Huff Is Now an Orofacial Pain Specialist!

Exciting news! Dr. Huff has recently completed the rigorous training required to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Orofacial Pain is a relatively new specialty recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties. It involves the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of a range of disorders which are responsible for chronic head, neck pain, and dental pain.…

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