For many years, the field of orofacial pain was not a recognized specialty by the American Dental Association. This fact made it difficult for patients who suffered from orofacial and TMJ pain problems to get proper treatment. Equally difficult was dentists and dental specialists often had a hard time finding practitioners to refer their patients to. Practitioners who had the … [Read more...] about Orofacial Pain Is Now A Board-Certified Specialty
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Everyone deals with stress differently, but as a TMJ doctor in New York City and Long Island, I treat jaw and face pain, plus headaches, neck pain, and more in my patients every day - all as a result of their stressful lives. During this health crisis, you are likely dealing with a high level of stress yourself. You may be sleeping poorly, exercising less, tensing your … [Read more...] about How To Treat Jaw and Face Pain During This Stressful Time
Now and then, we in the dental field see patients who suffer from toothaches that don’t seem to be caused by a tooth. If you have pain that feels like it’s coming from a tooth, but your dentist won't treat your toothache, it can be a very frustrating situation for you and for your dentist. (Note, you may also be seeing a dental professional such as a periodontist or an … [Read more...] about What To Do If A Dentist Won’t Treat Your Toothache
Is this familiar? You think your child is fast asleep, then suddenly, a screeching sound is coming out of his/her bedroom. What could be causing it? The most likely explanation is your child is grinding his teeth – an activity clinically known as sleep bruxism. Sleep bruxism, which is often associated with jaw pain (TMJ), is the most common problem seen in my practice for … [Read more...] about Your Child Is Grinding His Teeth – What Should You Do?
Today, in nearly every field of medicine, new and innovative therapies emerge that change lives for the better. But, over time, however, unanticipated complications can arise. Aligner therapy to move teeth (dominated by the brand Invisalign ®) is one such innovation. It turns out aligner therapy can trigger jaw problems. Invisalign® & Aligner Therapy Move Teeth In … [Read more...] about Invisalign® & Aligner Therapy Can Trigger Jaw Problems