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September Is Pain Awareness Month

Along with being dubbed both National Yoga Month and National Potato Month, September is also on the calendar for a significantly less fun observance: National Pain Awareness Month. First declared in 2001, National Pain Awareness Month is an effort by the American Chronic Pain Association to raise awareness about the widespread and devastating effects [...]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on September Is Pain Awareness Month

That’s Not an Ear Infection

For a person suffering from inner ear pain, the dentist is probably the last place they would expect to find treatment. In some cases, however, seeing a dentist about your ongoing inner ear pain could save you from months or even years of ear pain and costly antibiotics. If your family doctor or ear [...]

By |August 25th, 2020|Tinnitus, TMJ|Comments Off on That’s Not an Ear Infection

The Mysterious Phenomenon of Referred Pain

Have you ever wondered why eating ice cream or drinking a Slurpee gives you a headache? Or why shooting pain in your arm or jaw is a symptom of a heart attack? These are both examples of referred pain, when you feel pain in one part of your body (such as your mouth or [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|TMJ|Comments Off on The Mysterious Phenomenon of Referred Pain

Yoga and Coping Methods for TMJ Pain

For those who suffer from the constant pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorder, finding a method to minimize the problem is usually a continuous search (until they find a neuromuscular dentist). Patients who suffer from a bad bite causing a problem within the TMJ often experience wide-ranging symptoms. This might include inconsistent [...]

By |April 22nd, 2020|TMJ|Comments Off on Yoga and Coping Methods for TMJ Pain

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?
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