TMJ /Facial Pain Symptoms & Eating Disorders – The Connection As a TMJ doctor, every year I see a number of patients who are suffering from an extraordinarily high level of face and jaw pain. At first glance, the level of suffering they report is much greater than what I commonly see. One such group are people with a history of one particular eating disorder - bulimia … [Read more...] about Facial Pain – Is It Bruxism or Is It Bulimia?
During the course of the year, I invariably see a number of patients whose level of orofacial pain suffering is extraordinarily high. One such group includes patients who relate a history of an eating disorder, most commonly bulimia nervosa. In these patients, there is often an absence of the typical physical findings found in those suffering from "TMD." But, there are … [Read more...] about TMD & The Eating Disorder Patient
Botox first became popular as a way to reduce wrinkles and facial lines. But today, it is proving to also be effective in treating conditions that involve pain and/or overactive muscles when administered by a trained and experienced professional. As an orofacial dentist, I often turn to Botox for my TMJ patients whose painful symptoms have not responded to the traditional … [Read more...] about 3 Frequently Asked Questions About Botox Injections in Masseter Muscles
The effectiveness of Botox injections to erase the signs of aging is well known. They are used to treat many types of medical conditions, as well. As the popularity of Botox grows so does the list of professionals who are willing to inject it. Botox injections for jaw problems, including pain associated with TMJ, are no exception. Since you’re reading this article it’s likely … [Read more...] about Who To Choose: Botox Injections For Jaw Problems
Here’s a story about a young woman named Sarah who came into my office a couple of weeks ago with her mother. Sarah is a 17-year old, college-bound, high achiever who was convinced that the shape of her face had undergone a dramatic change during the past few years. She was particularly concerned about her jawline. She felt that her jaw muscles looked bigger and more pronounced … [Read more...] about Can Bruxism Change The Shape Of Your Face?