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Drug-Free Migraine Treatment Options Apply for Accelerated FDA Approval

In an attempt to help counter the ongoing crisis of opioid overdose in the US, the FDA has announced that devices for controlling pain can get through the approval process faster. This may mean that in the near future, we may have access to more drug-free treatments for migraines. But there’s even [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Migraine, TMJ|Comments Off on Drug-Free Migraine Treatment Options Apply for Accelerated FDA Approval

Two TMJ Misdiagnoses We Encounter Often

One of the biggest challenges of getting successful treatment for your TMJ is getting a successful diagnosis. TMJ symptoms often overlap with other conditions, and since many doctors don’t know much about TMJ, they are more likely to put a label on the symptoms that they feel more comfortable [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Bruxism, Migraine, TMJ, Trigger Point Injection|Comments Off on Two TMJ Misdiagnoses We Encounter Often

Questions to Ask When Your Regular Dentist Offers You a Night Guard

You’ve discovered that you’re a night bruxer. In other words, you clench and grind your teeth at night while you sleep. Your regular dentist is offering to give you a night guard to protect your teeth from future damage. It seems like a good idea to take it, but before you do, there are some [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Bruxism, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Questions to Ask When Your Regular Dentist Offers You a Night Guard

Why Your Sleep Dentist Needs to Understand TMJ, Too

Sleep dentists are trained to help treat sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances. There are many dentists who will advertise their services as sleep dentists after just a short, focused training on oral appliances. However, if you are looking for a sleep dentist who is likely to give you the [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Why Your Sleep Dentist Needs to Understand TMJ, Too

Could New TMJ Tissue Implant Eliminate TMJ Surgery?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) are best treated early, before they result in destruction of the joint’s critical cushioning disc. Once that disc is destroyed, we currently have no alternative but surgery to replace the joint with an artificial replacement. Unfortunately, these replacement joints have very high complication rates and often don’t work [...]

By |July 26th, 2018|TMJ|Comments Off on Could New TMJ Tissue Implant Eliminate TMJ Surgery?
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