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
Today, in nearly every field of medicine, new and innovative therapies emerge that change lives for the better. But, over time, however, unanticipated complications can arise. Aligner therapy to move teeth (dominated by the brand Invisalign ®) is one such innovation. It turns out aligner therapy can trigger jaw problems. Invisalign® & Aligner Therapy Move Teeth In … [Read more...] about Invisalign® & Aligner Therapy Can Trigger Jaw Problems
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?