Dr. Greg Jorgensen
(505) 891-9440
1401 Barbara Loop SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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Archive for the ‘TMJ Issues’ Category

It’s That Time of Year Again… or Why Teenage Patients Have More TMJ Problems in the Springtime

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on May 2nd, 2013
It’s That Time of Year Again… or Why Teenage Patients Have More TMJ Problems in the Springtime

Every spring without fail our office receives an increased number of phone calls from patients (current and former) asking to be seen for suddenly appearing jaw pain. Parents report that the teenagers have pain in their jaw that wasn’t there before and they are now experiencing trouble eating, studying, and sleeping. This happens at the same time every year and it is no coincidence. The last few weeks of April and the first couple weeks of May are the busiest and most stressful time of the year for our student patients. They have papers, projects, tests, graduation, and other end-of-year…

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Can Orthodontic Treatment Stop My Jaw from Popping and Clicking?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on June 10th, 2011
Can Orthodontic Treatment Stop My Jaw from Popping and Clicking?

Joint noises, or noises that arise in the temporomandibular joints, can take several different forms. Some patients describe popping or clicking. Other describe hearing grinding as they open and close their mouths. No matter how they are described, joint sounds are common and can occur before, during, orthodontic treatment. Do braces or aligners cause joint sounds and can they cure them? Do joint disorders begin as noises and eventually progress to pain? Jaw joint issues can involve muscles, ligaments, tendons, and/or the cartilages associated with the joints. Many times these problems are due to the anatomy of the patient’s joints.…

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