When exercises, medication, nightguards, relaxation techniques, and a soft diet don't provide relief from TMJ pain, injections for TMJ may be the next step. What Causes TMJ/TMD Problems? Note: TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, which is your jaw joint, and TMD stands for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, which refers to jaw problems. Because most people use the … [Read more...] about How To Get Relief From TMJ Pain When Nothing Is Working
Over the last 10-15 years, the use of clear aligners has found a place, favored by many patients, amidst other traditional orthodontic techniques. When directed by an orthodontist or a trained dentist, tooth movement accomplished by the use of aligners can lead to better dental hygiene and periodontal health, create more stable bite relationships, and boost … [Read more...] about 3 Tips To Reduce Jaw Problems From Aligners
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
As an orofacial pain specialist and an expert in the treatment of temporomandibular disorder (commonly referred to as "TMJ"), most patients who seek my care have been suffering from persistent jaw pain, tightness, and soreness due to overstressed muscles - often for years. Tension in the masseter (jaw) muscles are at the root of this disorder and can be caused by several … [Read more...] about 7 Things To Know If You’re Considering Botox Injections For Your TMJ