TMD/TMJ treatment

Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain

Everyday stress can cause some people to clench their jaw or grind their teeth. This in turn can aggravate or even lead to TMJ disorder, which is treatable at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. The temporomandibular joints are the muscles, tendons, and bones that connect the jaw to the skull.  They’re among the most complex

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Unexplained Headaches Or Jaw Pain?

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry for years. Today’s post, however, focuses on TMJ, a common condition that can cause headaches and jaw pain. TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, which is the scientific name for your jaw joint. As a hinge joint, it can shift up

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Aching Jaw?

The technical name for the human jaw is a real mouthful: temporomandibular joint, usually shortened to TMJ. It’s a complex joint, and a lot of things lead to problems. At Decatur Smiles we treat jaw pain, in particular a condition known as TMD. The TMJ is unique in how it lets you move your jaw

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