Does It Work? Despite 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 muscle … [Read more...] about Botox For TMJ Pain
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When exercises, medication, nightguards, relaxation techniques, and a soft diet don't provide relief from TMJ pain, injections for TMJ may be the next step. What Causes TMJ/TMD Problems? Note: TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, which is your jaw joint, and TMD stands for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, which refers to jaw problems. Because most people use the … [Read more...] about How To Get Relief From TMJ Pain When Nothing Is Working
Over the last 10-15 years, the use of clear aligners has found a place, favored by many patients, amidst other traditional orthodontic techniques. When directed by an orthodontist or a trained dentist, tooth movement accomplished by the use of aligners can lead to better dental hygiene and periodontal health, create more stable bite relationships, and boost … [Read more...] about 3 Tips To Reduce Jaw Problems From Aligners
As an orofacial pain specialist, patients come to me when they’re suffering from the painful symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder, which you may know as TMJ. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, the joint that enables you to open and close your mouth. Many new patients who come to my office have been wearing a standard dental night guard (sometimes called an oral … [Read more...] about Which Type Of Dental Night Guard Is Right For You?
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?