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
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My dental practice has a unique focus. The majority of our patients come to us suffering with TMJ problems. The TM joint is the hinge connecting your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in located in front of each ear. Healthy function of this joint enables you to chew, talk and yawn. When the joint is inflamed, strained or unstable it can cause … [Read more...] about The Connection Between Tinnitus and TMJ
During the past few years in my practice as a dentist who focuses primarily on TMJ and orofacial pain problems, I have seen a lot of success using Botox injections for TMJ to treat muscle pain and oral nerve pain. Botox is not suitable for every patient, however. Care must be taken as to when to use it, how to use it, and who is a good candidate. If you’re considering Botox … [Read more...] about Botox Injections For TMJ – 6 Things You Need To Know
TMJ problems can be a real burden that leads to pain, limitations on eating and embarrassing jaw joint noises. In my practice as a dentist who focuses primarily on TMJ and jaw problems, patients often ask me, “Can braces cause TMJ?” Although there’s no easy answer, I’ll do my best to explain. Can Braces Cause TMJ? Three Scenarios If you're concerned that braces are the cause … [Read more...] about Can Braces Cause TMJ?
The majority of patients in my practice arrive complaining of TMJ pain. For many their pain is over the jaw joints. While others complain of pain only in their jaw muscles. These separate, but related, pain sites represent the components of a true TMJ pain problem. In fact, whether the pain is focused over the joints or in the muscles, it's almost always the result of very … [Read more...] about Is It TMJ or Fibromyalgia?