TMJ and facial pain in winter

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Unidad articulación temporomandibular

TMJ and facial pain in winter

Patients with TMJ disorders may see an increase in their symptoms during the colder months. This is because in cold weather, our body tries to gain heat by shivering, which in turn causes our muscles to tense and our teeth to chatter, increasing the level of discomfort in the area of ​​the temporomandibular joint. So,...

TMJ and its relation to headaches

Nowadays, stress is one of the most frequent enemies of our lives and one of the biggest responsible for very common symptoms, such as tension headache. Oftentimes this type of tension or stress headache  are related to disorders of the temporomandibular joint  (TMJ), which is the joint formed by the upper part of the jaw...

How do I know if my night guard is adequate?

How to recognize which night guard, or discharge splint best suits us? You might have heard about or even used the famous "night guard". This splint is one of the most common treatments for temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome. It is usually placed in the teeth of the upper arch and it aims to give freedom of...

Why does my jaw make a clicking noise?

Each of us has two temporo-mandibular joints that lie just in front of the small prominence (tragus) of the ears, and which work in synchrony. The temporomandibular joint is the only mobile articulation of the head, and articulates the mandible with the temporal bone of the head (the lower medial lateral area of ​​the skull)....