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 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
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
During the past few years in my practice as a dentist who focuses primarily on TMJ and orofacial pain problems, I have seen a lot of success using Botox injections for TMJ to treat muscle pain and oral nerve pain. Botox is not suitable for every patient, however. Care must be taken as to when to use it, how to use it, and who is a good candidate. If you’re considering Botox … [Read more...] about Botox Injections For TMJ – 6 Things You Need To Know