The temporomandibular joint has received much notoriety lately. Although there is a common base level of discomfort and…
One of the most common involuntary repetitive muscle activities is called bruxism or teeth grinding. Most people are not aware of this habitual activity until someone points it out, or some damage is caused to the teeth, muscles, or joints of the mouth.
These symptoms can include feelings of ear ringing, fullness, ear pain, vertigo, dizziness, and in some cases, feelings of itching in the area of the ears.
In my practice, I am seeing an enormous increase in the number of broken teeth. The unusual and excessive stresses we are all experiencing during the COVID pandemic has created enormous social stresses that translate into increased levels of bruxism in the general population.
Looking to learn about temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder in NJ? Struggling with headaches? Jaw pain? Facial swelling? You’re not alone.