TMJ/TMD

Stress And Your Child’s Smile

Doctors have been telling us for years that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio we ask: how often do we think about how stress affects our smile? And what about your child’s smile? Children are just as susceptible to

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Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache in San Antonio?

Do you suffer from chronic headaches? Have you tried migraine medication, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, food allergies, spine alignment, or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose. Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a fairly common abnormality yet frequently goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to

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Aching Jaw? TMJ in San Antonio

A lot of our patients here in San Antonio suffer from one form or another of jaw pain. In some cases it is easily corrected, while others need a more intensive approach. Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis, the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses. When these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses

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Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain In San Antonio

TMD is an often misdiagnosed condition in San Antonio because facial pain can result from a variety of things, not just damage to the temporomandibular joints.

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Overbites And Underbites in San Antonio

Jaw alignment disorders can cause a range of problems and often prohibit proper chewing and/or swallowing. Teeth can shift around in the mouth, causing even more discomfort or difficulty. Gum disease and tooth decay are also harder to prevent because proper oral hygiene can be difficult with a malocclusion. TMJ disorder can develop over time. Distorted facial shape and unattractive teeth are often the most noticeable and troubling issues for those affected.

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