Dealing with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

“Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony may result in temporomandibular disorder.” (Johns Hopkins) TMD’s usually occur between the ages of 30 and 50, but can … Read more

Are You Dealing with TMJ Issues? 

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is often characterized by pain or tenderness in the temporomandibular joint of the jaw more commonly known as TMJ. The TMJ is a complex joint that enables us to chew, swallow, yawn and speak. It also has a wide range of movement. It is surrounded by muscles and ligaments that work in … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

We’re kicking off a new blog series here at Dental Care of Sumner! For the rest of 2019, we will be highlighting different autoimmune diseases bimonthly and discussing their impacts on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are wide ranging diseases that affect many systems of the body but commonly, the diseases cause the … Read more