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TMJ

01. 15. 2018

TMJ

Reduce TMJ Pain with Physical Therapy

    Problems with the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, are extremely common. Whether via teeth grinding, muscle clenching, poor posture, or surgery, the jaw can become stiff and unaligned. Over time, symptoms may grow to include dizziness, tinnitus, face and neck pain, headaches, and trouble opening and closing the mouth among other complications. TMJ symptoms…

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01. 04. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

Bruxism Causes & Effects

Have you ever woken up and felt tension in your face or pain in your jaw? Do you frequently wake up with headaches?  Is there tension in your neck and shoulder area? If so, you may be suffering from nighttime bruxism (grinding and/or clenching of teeth).  Many people who suffer from stress clench their teeth…

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01. 04. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

Why Does My TMD Go Away When I’m Pregnant?

In my practice over the years I have treated countless pregnant women and have documented the symptoms and dysfunctions associated with TMD before, during and after pregnancy.  One patient in particular that I remember had multiple pain symptoms, but went through 3 pregnancies, during which time the pain subsided.  It was not until after her…

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11. 29. 2017

TMJ

Could My Teenager Have TMD?

All children and teenagers have accidents, sports injuries, and countless falls throughout their youth. Most of the time, there is nothing to worry about. However, if your adolescent child says that they are experiencing pain, or they hear noises in their jaw, then they should be evaluated by a TMJ specialist (dentist who is skilled…

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11. 29. 2017

TMJ

Can Strenuous Exercise Affect Your Teeth

While this is something that you may not think about, there are several reasons that exercise can harm your teeth.  Especially when it comes to strenuous activities like weightlifting, athletes need to take precautions so that no permanent damage occurs. When a person picks up a heavy weight, they end up clenching down on their…

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The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.