Medical research continues to assess how poor sleep quality and sleep disorders in general influence pain thresholds and the experience of muscle and joint pain. One common area of study pertains to obstructive sleep apnea and the larger field of sleep related breathing disorders - conditions that can lead to fragmented sleep. Therefore, if you have TMJ pain, it’s really … [Read more...] about The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ
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One of the most common questions about dentistry that people ask on Google is this: “Why are my teeth so sensitive?”. Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question. There could be any number of reasons why your teeth are sensitive, some of which may surprise you. In the following article, I list 8 reasons your teeth are sensitive and a brief explanation of each. … [Read more...] about 8 Surprising Reasons Your Teeth Are Sensitive
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?
If you’re someone who suffers from TMJ, you’ve likely tried numerous strategies to feel better. Jaw problems show up as facial pain, jaw pain, and even persistent toothaches, any of which can ruin the quality of your life. The good news is that everyday studies are done and discoveries are made that help get to the bottom of what causes these problems, which helps us find new … [Read more...] about The Latest In TMJ Treatment Strategies
The effectiveness of Botox injections to erase the signs of aging is well known. They are used to treat many types of medical conditions, as well. As the popularity of Botox grows so does the list of professionals who are willing to inject it. Botox injections for jaw problems, including pain associated with TMJ, are no exception. Since you’re reading this article it’s likely … [Read more...] about Who To Choose: Botox Injections For Jaw Problems