Dental Restorations, TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry

What TMJ Disorder Does to Your Oral Health

While TMD is a disorder of the joint that connects both arches of your jaw, its effects go far beyond jaw issues. Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint can have an impact on your oral health and your overall feeling of wellness, producing headaches and even neck and shoulder aches. In terms of health and aesthetic… Continue reading What TMJ Disorder Does to Your Oral Health

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Dentistry, TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry

How to Comfortably Treat TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, is a condition that can have negative effects on your oral and general health – the disorder refers generally to functional problems with the joint that connects your bottom jaw to your skull. In recent years, dentists have become increasingly active in providing TMD treatment. At our dental office, our… Continue reading How to Comfortably Treat TMJ Disorder

Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentistry, Gum Health, Implants, TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry

Get a Clean Slate for your Oral Health with a Smile Makeover

If you've ever looked in the mirror and wanted a complete change for your smile, you’re not alone. We can help you start fresh and get back both your best smile appeal and oral functionality with a smile makeover at our Austin dental office. Also known as a full mouth restoration, this treatment plan can… Continue reading Get a Clean Slate for your Oral Health with a Smile Makeover

TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry

Tinnitus and TMJ

Dr. Gotun works with many patients who have various degrees of TMJ disorders. Tinnitus is one of them. Tinnitus involves the annoying sensation of hearing sound when no external sound is present. Tinnitus symptoms include these types of phantom noises in your ears: Ringing Buzzing Roaring Clicking Whistling Hissing To learn more about Tinnitus and… Continue reading Tinnitus and TMJ

General, TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry

Headaches and Jaw Pain? Check Your Posture!

If you experience frequent headaches and pain in your lower jaw, check your posture and consult your dentist about temporomandibular disorder (TMD), recommends the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education. Poor posture places the spine in a position that causes stress to the jaw joint. When… Continue reading Headaches and Jaw Pain? Check Your Posture!

TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry

TMJ. What are Temporomandibular Disorders and the approaches to treat them?

TMD most often originates as a neuromuscular problem, sometimes due to dislocation or injury, sometimes genetic discrepancies, and sometimes it can be linked to arthritis; most often it is associated with stress. Symptoms include pain in and around the ear, chronic headaches or pain in the neck, tenderness of the jaw, or a clicking or… Continue reading TMJ. What are Temporomandibular Disorders and the approaches to treat them?