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
Everyone deals with stress differently, but as a TMJ doctor in New York City and Long Island, I treat jaw and face pain, plus headaches, neck pain, and more in my patients every day - all as a result of their stressful lives. During this health crisis, you are likely dealing with a high level of stress yourself. You may be sleeping poorly, exercising less, tensing your … [Read more...] about How To Treat Jaw and Face Pain During This Stressful Time
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?
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