Two Case Studies As a dentist who specializes in TMJ problems, my patients often ask me how long the positive outcomes of their TMJ treatment will last. It can be challenging to answer this question due to the fact that most patients simply stop coming into the office for care when their pain or jaw function problems have gone away. That leaves me to assume that their goals … [Read more...] about TMJ Treatment Success – How Long Does It Last?
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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
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