Fortunately for those of us who have experienced a toothache, relief typically follows a visit to the dentist for a filling, a crown, or root canal therapy. But when you have a lingering toothache that won't go away, although your tooth and its associated nerve appear sound and healthy based on an examination and x-rays - believe it or not, it may be due … [Read more...] about Lingering Toothache – Is It A Sprained Ligament?
Does It Work? Despite the press advocating Botox for TMJ pain problems, my clinical experience using it over the past 15 years suggests that it represents another supportive treatment at best and may not live up to the hype over the long term. To start the discussion let's focus on who is even a candidate for Botox, a chemical agent that can be used to partially reduce … [Read more...] about Botox For TMJ Pain
Most people who suffer from severe headaches don’t think about going to their dentist to get help. But a dentist may be the right professional to turn to if your physician has not been able to determine the root cause of your pain. But first, it’s important to determine whether the headaches you are experiencing fit into a primary or secondary category. Primary headaches are … [Read more...] about Can A Dentist Cure Your Headaches?
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