As an orofacial pain specialist, patients come to me when they’re suffering from the painful symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder, which you may know as TMJ. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, the joint that enables you to open and close your mouth. Many new patients who come to my office have been wearing a standard dental night guard (sometimes called an oral … [Read more...] about Which Type Of Dental Night Guard Is Right For You?
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
The effectiveness of Botox to erase the signs of aging is well-known. But Botox, as you may have heard, can be used to treat a number of medical conditions, as well. As the popularity of Botox has grown so has the number of people who are willing to inject it. Botox for jaw problems, including symptoms associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), is no … [Read more...] about Botox For Jaw Problems – Who To Trust
Depending to whom you speak, whether it be a sleep physician, a dentist, a respiratory therapist, an ENT surgeon, an oral surgeon, or even a dietician, you will hear a wide variety of opinions as to the best way to manage obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and/or sleep-related breathing disturbances. Though biases remain strong, our practice continues to blend the best of multiple … [Read more...] about Great Marriages In Apnea Treatment Strategies
During this time of year, it is common for my practice to see many patients who experience symptoms of TMJ from scuba diving or snorkeling. In fact, it has been reported that between 15%-20% of the people who scuba dive or snorkel have some level of jaw problem. To find out why you first must understand the temporomandibular joints (TM’s) and how they function. Your TMJs are … [Read more...] about TMJ From Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling