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Here is how to find relief from TMJ and jaw pain

Here is how to find relief from TMJ and jaw pain

Currently there are numerous amounts of people who are dealing with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, but have no idea what it is. And, without understanding the source of their pain, they don’t know that a proper solution can be found at their dentist’s office. Yes, the dentist! By visiting Dr. Sara, we can help provide […]

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How your TMD is diagnosed 

How your TMD is diagnosed 

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are often very difficult to diagnose due to the variety of conditions it mirrors. A less-than-clear understanding of the causes and exact symptoms of TMD, as well as the surrounding muscles, healthcare professionals are often hesitant to diagnose TMD. Instead, they might diagnose a condition as something far different, but that […]

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TMD: It’s more than just pain in your jaw

TMD: It’s more than just pain in your jaw

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (TMD) are commonly associated with pain in the jaw. And, while jaw pain is one of the main symptoms of TMD, it is also important to understand there is other pain associated with this condition. Let’s take a closer look at ear and sinus pain as they relate to TMD in […]

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Botox can ease TMJ pain

Botox can ease TMJ pain

If you are experiencing jaw pain or discomfort, you might be suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). This condition is commonly associated with jaw tension and pain. While you might be unaware of this condition or its treatment options, there is one familiar option: BOTOX®. Botox is often used as an alternative treatment for […]

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TMD is more than just pain in your jaw

TMD is more than just pain in your jaw

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (TMD) are commonly associated with pain in the jaw. And, while that is one of the main symptoms of TMD, it is also important to understand there is other pain associated with this condition. Let’s take a closer look at ear and sinus pain as they relate to TMD in Warrenton. […]

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Can essential oils help with jaw pain?

Can essential oils help with jaw pain?

Finding effective ways to relieve pain is important. And while sometimes you might not want to take pain medication, what other options do you have for relief? There are actually several other things you can do to find relief from jaw pain, such as the use of essential oils. In recent years, essential oils have […]

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Physical therapy might also work for TMJ pain

Physical therapy might also work for TMJ pain

If you suffer from debilitating headaches, neck or facial pain, these can be signs of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). Other signs and symptoms often include cracking, clicking or popping of your jaw upon opening or chewing, and sinus pain that is not responsive to antibiotics. Millions of men, women and children currently suffer […]

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What are the side effects of oral appliance therapy?

What are the side effects of oral appliance therapy?

Whether you are utilizing oral appliance therapy for the treatment of TMD or sleep apnea, it is important to understand there can be side effects associated with your treatment. As you know, many treatments have side effects and so does oral appliance therapy. However, that doesn’t mean you should avoid treatment or stop completely. All […]

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You’ve been diagnosed with TMD, now what?

You’ve been diagnosed with TMD, now what?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (TMD) are often very difficult to diagnose because it can often mirror a variety of conditions. Because there are often less-than-clear understandings of the causes and exact symptoms of TMD, as well as the surrounding muscles, health care professionals are often hesitant to diagnose this condition. Instead, they might diagnose a […]