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Can TMJ Really Cause a Locked Jaw?

Have you ever experienced an inability to open your jaw? What about an inability to close your jaw? If so, you might have asked yourself, why does my jaw lock? Frightened and nervous, you rushed to Google, typing “how to unlock your jaw” into the search engine. Unfortunately, a locked jaw is a shocking, scary [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Jaw Pain, TMJ|

I Have Jaw Pain on One Side, Can This Be TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) often develop symmetrically, in both jaw joints at the same time. However, it is possible for people to develop the disorder and experience symptoms on just one side of the head. However, as the condition progresses, it will likely spread to affect the other joint as well. Why [...]

TMJ can be an Endless Bummer for Surfers

Surf’s up in Sydney and along Australia’s east coast as school break, the holiday season, warm weather and consistent swells align to make surfing especially popular. In fact, the stretch from Christmas through the end of January is the busiest time of year for surfing, according to Australia’s Surfunation. Of course, the extra activity adds [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Jaw Pain, Lifestyle, TMJ|

How to Keep a Stiff, Tight Jaw from Becoming TMJ

It’s not unusual to get a stiff or sore jaw every once in a while, but if you’re getting a sore jaw too often, it could be a warning sign that you’re at risk for TMJ. Here’s how to address the problem to help prevent your normal jaw problem from developing into TMJ. [...]