As an Orofacial Pain Specialist, people come to me when they’re suffering from the painful symptoms of a TM Disorder, which you may have heard referred to as TMJ, which is short for temporomandibular joints, which are your jaw joints. For most people, when properly treated, their TMJ problems can be controlled. But, for some, what began as a common TMJ problem can … [Read more...] about TMJ & Arthritis In The Jaw Joints
Note: This article explains how to evaluate yourself for TMJ, what you can do about it, and how to determine when you need to get some professional help. This past year's pandemic challenges have led more people to seek care for TMJ problems than ever before. In fact, you may be reading this article because you've had your first experience of TMJ during the past … [Read more...] about How To Evaluate Yourself For TMJ
Wearing a mask all day is routine for some people, including dentists and surgeons. It's just part of their jobs and they're used to it. For everyone else wearing a mask for all (or most) of the day is completely unnatural. And, what's going on under our masks can cause many problems - because wearing a mask can cause TMJ symptoms to emerge. Without even realizing it, you … [Read more...] about Why Wearing A Mask Can Cause TMJ Symptoms
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
We all encounter patients with signs and symptoms that we diagnose as a TMJ disorder. Assigning a specific diagnosis under the broad umbrella of TMJ disorders is, therefore, the next and essential step if we are to adequately educate and plan effective care for those seeking our help. As the most common TM disorders are present due to some level of orthopedic injury to the … [Read more...] about Sprained TM Joints…More Common Than You Think!