An outcome of the coronavirus pandemic is orofacial pain specialists are conducting TMJ consultations online. The new era has begun... As a dentist whose focus is directed toward treating orofacial pain and TMJ/TMD problems, I have seen first-hand the impact of life’s worries and challenges on people of all ages. In normal times people seek my services because their jaw … [Read more...] about Orofacial Pain & TMJ Consultations Online – A New Era
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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
As a TMJ doctor in New York City and Long Island, my patients come to me because of jaw and face pain, headaches, neck pain, and more. These symptoms are a result of having stressful lives. During the recent pandemic, most of us were dealing with an unusually high level of stress. You may have slept poorly, exercised less, continually tensed your shoulders, breathed in a … [Read more...] about How To Self Treat Jaw and Face Pain During Stressful Times
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?