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Dr. Kevin Berry Expands Our Knowledge of TMJ Disorders

We recently announced that Denver TMJ dentist Dr. Kevin Berry earned certifications in orofacial pain. This included a Master of Science (MS) in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC).  While working on his MS, Dr. Berry had the opportunity [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Jaw Pain, Migraine, TMJ|Comments Off on Dr. Kevin Berry Expands Our Knowledge of TMJ Disorders

8 Exercises for TMJ Relief

If you are experiencing headaches, jaw pain, or other symptoms related to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD), it’s not a bad idea to try some jaw exercises to help reduce, relieve, or eliminate symptoms. Jaw exercises are a type of home care for TMJ that can be effective for people looking [...]

By |January 31st, 2022|Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on 8 Exercises for TMJ Relief

What Are the Types of TMJ and Facial Pain?

One of the challenges that doctors face in talking about pain of the face and mouth, what we call orofacial pain, is that not everyone uses the same terms. We’re not just talking about how some people might call temporomandibular joint disorders TMJ while others use TMD. Instead, we’re talking about doctors [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|Chronic Pain, Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on What Are the Types of TMJ and Facial Pain?

Why Jaw Joint Popping Is More Serious Than Knuckle Cracking

You might think that, because you routinely crack your knuckles and there's nothing wrong with it, you don't have to worry about popping in other joints, such as your jaw joint. First of all, there are potential problems with cracking your knuckles (such as risk of acute injury, decreased hand strength, and swollen joints). And [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Why Jaw Joint Popping Is More Serious Than Knuckle Cracking

Jaw Pain Is Another Good Reason to Lose Weight

Is losing weight one of your New Year’s resolutions? Are you starting to flag on it? Well, if so, consider this incentive: patients who lost weight were able to see their pain reduce in many joints throughout the body, not just the joints that have to bear the weight. This means not only that weight [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Chronic Pain, Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Jaw Pain Is Another Good Reason to Lose Weight

Maintaining Oral Hygiene When You Have TMJ

Living with temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly known as TMJ, means lots of things. It means monitoring everything from your diet to your pain triggers to keep your jaw working as normally as possible. It means working with professionals for treatment and putting together a self-management plan

By |July 26th, 2017|Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Maintaining Oral Hygiene When You Have TMJ

Not All TMJ Symptoms Are In Your Jaw

For people suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ, there are a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Jaw pain is a common indicator of the disorder, as is the tendency to clench or grind teeth. Some people experience popping or clicking sounds when they open [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Headache, Jaw Pain, Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on Not All TMJ Symptoms Are In Your Jaw

Joint Effort: Research Examines TMJ, Arthritis Connection

Arthritis is sometimes a factor in the jaw pain associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a common condition that can also lead to migraine-like headaches, soreness in the neck and shoulders, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Current and forthcoming research aims to provide a better understanding of the relationship between certain types of [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Joint Effort: Research Examines TMJ, Arthritis Connection

Horses Also Saddled With TMJ Disorder

A horse is a horse, of course, but scientific research into the anatomy and medical conditions of animals like horses can also help us better understand our own bodies and health ailments. One such area of focus is the temporomandibular joint and its role in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Temporomandibular joints connect [...]

By |May 12th, 2016|Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Horses Also Saddled With TMJ Disorder
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