Mary is a 52-year-old woman who presented to our office complaining about daily pain in her jaws that would vary in intensity from day to day but was always present and impactful to her life. She'd been a patient in our practice ten years prior for a short period of time due to jaw tension and pain and periods of limited jaw opening. Our treatment strategy included an oral … [Read more...] about Strategies To Solve Difficult TMD & Orofacial Problems – Case Study
Botox® For TMJ Treatment – Your Questions Answered
As a board-certified orofacial pain specialist in NYC and Long Island, I’ve used Botox® for TMJ treatment for over fifteen years. If jaw problems greet you upon waking up in the morning, limit your food choices, prompt you to take pain medications like Advil®, Aleve®, or Tylenol® on a routine basis, and have had a negative impact on your life, Botox® injections may be something … [Read more...] about Botox® For TMJ Treatment – Your Questions Answered
Facial Pain – Is It Bruxism or Is It Bulimia?
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?
TMD & The Eating Disorder Patient
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
3 Questions & Answers About Botox Injections For TMJ
Botox first became popular as a way to reduce wrinkles and facial lines. But being treated with Botox injections for TMJ problems has become very popular. It is effective in treating pain and/or overactive muscles - when administered by a trained and experienced professional. As an orofacial pain specialist, I often turn to Botox for TMJ symptoms in patients whose pain has not … [Read more...] about 3 Questions & Answers About Botox Injections For TMJ