Posts Tagged ‘ trigeminal nerve ’

The Trigeminal Nerve

The Trigeminal Nerve As the tri in its name implies, the trigeminal nerve has three branches: the ophthalmic (eyes), the maxillary (mouth), and the mandibular (jaw). These three branches are responsible for a majority of the muscle function and sensation in the face, which is why pressure placed on this nerve from TMJ can produce… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 11 2015

Headaches, TMJ and How Your Grand Rapids Dentist can Help

Temporomandibular joint disorder (also referred to as TMJ or TMD) is a common condition that can cause recurring, migraine-like headaches and other painful symptoms. Yet it is often misdiagnosed by physicians who lack training in the field of neuromuscular dentistry. The Grand Rapids dentists at A Life of Smiles have extensive experience helping patients find… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 24 2015