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TMJs are easily damaged, so care for them properly. Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are joints in your jaw that play a critical role in your mouth’s ability to open and close. Some signs that they may be damaged include loud popping noises from your jaw, the inability to have full movement when opening and closing your mouth, pain within your jaw or in and around your ears, and deep pain when speaking, chewing, or yawning.

If your TMJs have become damaged, here are some helpful procedures that can lead to a successful recovery:

– Certain foods and various habits can break your TMJs, including nail-biting, chewing gum, or rough or chewy foods such as steak.
– Meditation techniques including yoga, calming music, and biofeedback are first-rate stress relievers that can alleviate jaw pressure.
– Joint pain associated with TMJ disorders can be eased with heat or ice packs.
– Your TMJ disorder could be caused by another underlying abnormality such as bruxism, which is a condition responsible for grinding or gnashing your teeth unconsciously, often while asleep.

Dr. Brent Huckabay and our team at Brent Huckabay D.D.S. will help you with your oral health care in any way we can. If you would like to schedule a visit to our dentist office in Midland, Texas, please call us at 432-684-6672. We look forward to hearing from you soon!