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?
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
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?