anxiety and jaw pain

Anxiety and Jaw Pain – What the Two have in Common

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Approximately 40 million adults over the age of 18 experience anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Additionally, one report states that about 10 million Americans are dealing with temporomandibular joint disorder. Did you know that anxiety and TMJ disorder are sometimes related? Anxiety and stress often result in muscle tension and pain, even in the jaw joints. If you are dealing with anxiety, you could also experience jaw pain similar to TMJ disorder. Today on our blog, physiological dentists in …

Find out how you could Sleep Better and Live Healthier

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Are you familiar with temporomandibular joint disorder? Also commonly referred to as TMJ disorder, this occurs when there is dysfunction with your temporomandibular (jaw) joints. Living with this disorder often leads to chronic pain. It also can affect the alignment of your bite and jaws, but did you know that untreated TMJ disorder also could impact your sleep? Devine Dentistry wants to explore this topic, and how we can help. Living with untreated TMJ disorder can cause systemic problems By that, we mean that …

Missing work for Migraines, is your Employer Supporting You

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN If you live with migraine headaches, you are not alone. According to Migraine.com, more than 38 million individuals in the United States suffer from migraines. Certain studies suggest that number could be even higher, with as many as 13 percent of adults in America dealing with migraines in some shape, form or fashion. Although migraines are this widespread, the ailment remains rather shrouded in mystery. Medical science has yet to come to a consensus on what causes migraines and, even though the symptoms of …

Constant Migraines or Neck Pain

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN It is common for people to dismiss temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder) as the cause of their constant pain, be it in the mouth, head or neck. Often, persistent headaches are chalked up to stress, and ongoing neck pain is thought to be related to sleeping in an unfavorable position. While these reasons can certainly cause pain or discomfort, there could be an underlying problem that needs to be addressed – TMJ disorder. What is TMJ disorder? TMJ disorder is when the muscles and …