Suffice it to say, if you woke up one morning and your jaw was locked shut, you’d be very frightened. That’s one of the symptoms of lockjaw, which is clinically known as trismus. Every year I see many patients who experience that very thing. What’s worse, it can happen at any time and for seemingly unknown reasons. The first thing I’m asked is, “Why is this happening to me and … [Read more...] about What Causes Lockjaw Symptoms?
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On June 23, 2017, Dr. John Sarno passed away at the age of 93. A controversial figure in mind/body medicine as it relates to back pain, Dr. Sarno explored the connection between the mind, emotions and back pain. He was a truly a pioneer. He challenged his medical colleagues to consider the uncomfortable notion that the majority of back pain sufferers were in trouble not … [Read more...] about Dr. Sarno and My Approach to TMD
Teeth grinding is the first thing that parents think of when they discover signs of wear on their children’s teeth. And while teeth grinding in children, adolescents, and teens is common (which I’ll explain later in this article), it is not always the reason that teeth become worn. In many cases, frequent consumption of highly acidic beverages is what causes tooth wear in young … [Read more...] about Teeth Grinding in Children, Adolescents, and Teens
(I’m a dentist with a unique focus – I treat people who suffer from jaw problems associated with the temporomandibular joints - commonly known as TMJ.) Today’s blog deals with this question: Can Lyme disease cause TMJ? Starting in the early 90’s many patients have visited my office exhibiting all the common symptoms of TMJ - jaw pain, limited jaw opening, and severe … [Read more...] about Can Lyme Disease Cause TMJ?
During this time of year it is common for my practice to see many patients who experience symptoms of TMJ from scuba diving or snorkeling. In fact, it has been reported that between 15%-20% of the people who scuba dive or snorkel have some level of jaw problem. To find out why, you first must understand the temporomandibular joints (TM’s) and how they function. Your TMJs are … [Read more...] about TMJ From Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling