TMJ Dentistry

Articles on the topic of TMJ Dentistry from the dental blog of Dr. Jess Santucci, an Orinda, CA dentist. LEarn what TMJ is, what causes TMJ and how your Orinda, CA dentist can bring relief from chronic headaches and other pain caused by TMJ.

Ask Your Orinda Dentist: What are TMJ and TMD?

Ask Your Orinda Dentist: What are TMJ and TMD?

Ask Your Orinda Dentist: What are TMJ and TMD? The temporomandibular joint, commonly referred to as TMJ, is the joint where your jaw connects with the temporal bones of your skull. Discomfort and problems associated with your jaw and the muscles that control it is referred to as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) There is no… Read More

Find Freedom From Migraines!

Find Freedom From Migraines!

Do you or a family member suffer from migraines or severe headaches? Migraines can affect people of all ages, including children, and can completely interfere with the ability to function. Did you know Dr. Santucci may be able to help? 8 fascinating migraine statistics you may not know: 1. Migraines affect 36 million people in the… Read More

The Great Imposter

A goldfish wearing a shark fin.

im-pos-tor  noun  \im-pas-ter\ one who deceives others by pretending to be someone else TMJ is called, “The Great Imposter”, because it’s symptoms mimic the symptoms of many other diseases. A better way to say this is that there is no way the average person could imagine that headaches, migraines, vertigo, tinnitus, neck and shoulder pain,… Read More

Treat Your TMJ Disorder From Your Neuromuscular Dentistry Specialist

Treat Your TMJ Disorder From Your Neuromuscular Dentistry Specialist

Do you have constant migraines? Experiencing excruciating pain in your lower jaw? Are your ears ringing? These are few of the many symptoms of TMJ disorder. TMJ is known as temporomandibular joints, which are the hinge joints attaching the lower jaw to the skull. Thanks to these small joints, you are able to talk, chew,… Read More