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Health Conditions Associated with TMJ

Recently, we talked about the close association between sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD). However, this is not the only strong association between TMJ and related conditions. In fact, TMJ is considered comorbid with literally dozens of other conditions.  Comorbidity means that the conditions occur together more [...]

By |January 4th, 2023|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Health Conditions Associated with TMJ

Link Between TMJ & Sleep Apnea

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 [...]

By |December 8th, 2022|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Link Between TMJ & Sleep Apnea

Secrets of Masseter Muscle Massage for TMJ Relief

Temporomandibular joint disorders (called either TMJ or TMD) affect millions of Americans. However, not all people with TMJ need professional care. Many cases of TMJ can resolve with just home care. When considering home care for TMJ, it’s important to determine whether you need professional care. Consult with a Denver [...]

By |October 6th, 2022|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on Secrets of Masseter Muscle Massage for TMJ Relief

Can One Oral Appliance Work for Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) and sleep apnea often occur in the same person. Since many people have both conditions, and we treat both conditions with oral appliances, patients often ask: can I get just one appliance for both my conditions? Not really. The two treatments [...]

By |September 8th, 2022|Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Can One Oral Appliance Work for Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

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

Orofacial Pain Certification Evidence of Quality Care for TMJ Patients

One measure of a dentist’s commitment to treating temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) is their ongoing training in the discipline. All dentists must complete continuing education to maintain their licenses, but a dentist committed to TMJ treatment focuses their education on this and related areas. [...]

By |March 23rd, 2022|TMJ|Comments Off on Orofacial Pain Certification Evidence of Quality Care for TMJ Patients

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

Dr. Kevin S. Berry Recently Obtained a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

A huge congratulations are in order for our very own Dr. Kevin S. Berry who recently obtained a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the prestigious Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry USC. The 37-month program provided Dr. Berry with advanced training and knowledge of orofacial pain and oral medicine including [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|Chronic Pain, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Dr. Kevin S. Berry Recently Obtained a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

What Causes Ringing in the Ear?

Have you ever heard a neighbor’s car alarm going off for hours on end? That’s kind of what it’s like to live with tinnitus. The only difference is that your neighbor can’t turn off the noise. Tinnitus doesn’t end until you find a treatment that works. The best way to find a treatment that [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on What Causes Ringing in the Ear?

Shoveling Snow Can Aggravate TMJ Symptoms

Over the past few years, we here in Denver have gotten spoiled--it seems we barely had to to break out the snow shovel all season. This year, though, is different, and it seems like it's been one snow storm after another here in the Mile High City. And we have our heaviest snow months of [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on Shoveling Snow Can Aggravate TMJ Symptoms
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