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Pain Questionnaire Can’t Distinguish TMJ from Other Types of Facial Pain

People with temporomandibular joint disorder (often called TMJ or TMD), can have a hard time getting a true diagnosis of their condition. Misdiagnosis is common. This can prevent people from getting successful treatment. There are many reasons why it’s hard to get an accurate diagnosis. Part of it is [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|TMJ|Comments Off on Pain Questionnaire Can’t Distinguish TMJ from Other Types of Facial Pain

Think You’re Too Young for Arthritis? Think Again

Arthritis is a condition that only affects old people, right? Wrong. Although it’s true that most people experience arthritis as part of aging, it’s also true that a significant number of people develop arthritis when they are quite young, perhaps even children. And when people develop arthritis, the temporomandibular joints (jaw joints) are often affected. [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|TMJ|Comments Off on Think You’re Too Young for Arthritis? Think Again

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 with. Since these [...]

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
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