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Chronic Sinusitis vs. TMJ: How to Tell the Difference

With cold and flu season on the way and with the COVID-19 pandemic, you might question any symptom of an illness that pops up. Oftentimes, you think its one thing when it’s really another. One common misdiagnosis is TMJ and chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis and TMJ can often show very similar symptoms such as [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|TMJ|

Is TMJ Common After a Car Accident?

With people driving instead of flying to their travel destinations right now because it’s deemed safer due to COVID-19, there has been an increase in car accidents across the US. Combining the extra road trips with summertime already being the highest time of year for car accidents, more and more Americans face injuries from [...]

Can TMJ Disorder Impact Your Memory?

Unending pain can make everyday life difficult in several ways. Besides causing unending discomfort, it can also make it hard for people to enjoy fulfilling professional and social lives. It’s almost impossible to do well at work when you are coping with unrelenting pain. Likewise, it’s very hard to enjoy social situations and meet [...]

TMJ Could Be Causing Your Eye Pain

Temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) have many symptoms you might not automatically associate with your jaw. Some of these symptoms are quite common. Headaches, neck pain, and ear symptoms such as tinnitus or vertigo are often associated with TMJ. Because these {{{{link id='533' text='symptoms are widespread'}}}}, it can make TMJ {{{{link id='2459' text='hard [...]

Can Melatonin Prevent Your TMD Headaches?

Millions of Americans suffer from intense migraines, which make it difficult for them to fulfill their daily responsibilities. While some experienced these debilitating headaches infrequently; others endure them on a daily basis. Recently, a group of researchers tested a popular over-the-counter supplement to see if it might help prevent or minimize migraine occurrence; and their [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|TMJ|

Cheek Biting May Be Due to Bad Bite, Poor Restorations

Cheek biting can be painful, irritating, and unhealthy. It can also be a sign that you have poorly-fitting dental restorations in the back of your mouth that might need replacing. If you’re wondering, “Why do I keep biting my cheek?” we’ve got answers for you. Occasional Cheek Biting Occasional cheek biting is something that just [...]

Is New Migraine Treatment Right for You?

Last week, the FDA approved the latest migraine medication, Ubrelvy (ubrogepant). This is the latest in a new class of medications that target CGRP (Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide). In this case, though, the drug is the first CGRP-related medication to target the receptors rather than CGRP. As always, there is [...]

What Does Scalloped Tongue Mean?

Courtesy of  Have you noticed that your tongue has an irregular shape, with rounded half-circle indentations around the edges? This scalloped appearance to your tongue is caused by your tongue pressing up against your teeth as it rests in your mouth. The condition has a number of informal names, including crenated tongue, lingua indentata, or [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|TMJ|

What Are the Alternatives to Invasive TMJ Surgery?

TMJ disorder causes a host of trying symptoms, including difficulty chewing, clicking or locking of the jaw and significant pain. While numerous Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, reports suggest that just about 7 percent attempt to get help. Often, this is because they fear the prospect of surgery, which doesn't always prove [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|TMJ|

You Can Dislocate Your Jaw with “Normal” Actions

Many people think that temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) begins with some major event. It’s easy to look back on a car crash or a blow to the jaw and see the cause of your dislocated jaw, but the cause of your jaw problems isn’t always something so dramatic. In fact, many [...]