Injury to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can occur in many ways, including trauma to the jaw, head, or neck areas. The TMJ is complex and functions as both a ball-and-socket and sliding joint and is responsible for chewing, talking, and swallowing. Acute trauma to the jaw muscles or bones is the most common cause of TMJ injury, such as a direct blow due to a car accident, sports accident, or physical altercation. Repetitive injury to the muscle tissues, such as[…] Read More
Month: March 2023
Should I Have All Four Wisdom Teeth Removed at Once?
Due to their location, wisdom teeth are more difficult to clean, making them more susceptible to decay and gum disease that can spread throughout the mouth. Their location also tends to cause overcrowding, misalignment, and damage to other teeth, increasing your risk of developing cavities, infections, and gum disease. Wisdom teeth generally cause issues for most people at some point in their lives. Though some patients do not experience problems with wisdom teeth until their 30s, the majority develop issues[…] Read More