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TMJ Treatment

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If you thought pregnancy was all about glowing skin and craving ice cream at midnight, think again! For many women, it also brings less talked-about joys, like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). Yes, as if morning sickness and swollen feet weren’t enough, now your jaw wants in on the pregnancy action […]

If you enjoy seasonal sports like skiing, snowboarding, or ice hockey in the winter months, you might be familiar with how much stress these activities can place on your body. However, one area that is often overlooked when it comes to preparing your body for these winter activities is your […]

For runners and athletes in Bend, Oregon, dealing with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues can be a major challenge. Symptoms of TMJ include jaw pain, difficulty chewing or swallowing, ear pain, and difficulty in opening or closing the jaw. Custom TMJ relief options can help provide runners and athletes in Bend […]

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders are a commonly overlooked dental issue, which can have far-reaching consequences throughout the body. Often, the focus of TMJ disorder is on jaw pain, discomfort, and limited motion, but it can also have implications for eyeball health. Namely, TMJ disorder has been suggested to contribute to […]

Bend, Oregon is a beautiful town with deep roots in history and modern amenities. Its relaxed lifestyle is perfect for outdoor adventurers, looking to explore stunning landscapes. But Bend residents can also experience uncomfortable health issues, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although these two conditions may […]

Temporomandibular joint disorders, more commonly known as TMJ, are a common condition that affects upwards of 10 million Americans. TMJ is a term that encompasses a range of symptoms and complaints, including pain in the jaw, as well as difficulty in opening the jaw or eating. Although there are many […]

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a vital part of the human body. Also known as the joint of your jaw, it connects the mandible to the skull. It allows for the many movements required for talking, eating, and other activities. Dr. Kelley Mingus is a well-respected expert in the field […]

Ensuring the long-term health of your teeth and jaws is essential. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is what connects your jawbone to the rest of your skull. This complex hinge connects your lower jaw to your skull, allowing your jawbone to move up and down, from side to side, forwards and […]

For those who suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, finding relief can be incredibly challenging. The symptoms of TMJ disorders can be varied and often severe, including jaw pain, headaches, difficulty chewing, and tinnitus. While traditional treatments may include medications, splints, and surgery, physical therapy is often an overlooked option. […]

Are you experiencing any headaches, jaw pain, facial muscle aches, earaches, or tenderness or pain in your neck, shoulders, or jaw joint? If so, you may be one of the many women experiencing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder during their pregnancy. This painful and often disturbing condition is characterized by discomfort […]