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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 […]

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TMD can be treated with oral appliance therapy

TMD can be treated with oral appliance therapy

While temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is quite common, not many people are aware that they suffer from it. In fact, an estimated 10-35 million adults in the U.S. suffer from TMD, with women impacted more often than men. When a person suffers from TMD, it is important to seek treatment and be knowledgeable of what options […]

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Is your TMD pain and discomfort related to stress?

Is your TMD pain and discomfort related to stress?

About 15 percent of Americans deal with chronic facial pain, which could be coming from your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). These are the joints responsible for chewing and speaking, so they are definitely important! If you’ve already been diagnosed with a temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD), then you are no stranger to jaw and facial pain. But what […]

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Pediatric TMD/TMJ Treatment with Myobrace

Pediatric TMD/TMJ Treatment with Myobrace

More than 75% of children have a developing malocclusion, which can be seen as early as the age of five. For treatment of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) in pediatric patients, Dr. Sara offers Myobrace for Kids™, as well as for Juniors. Through the use of these oral appliances, you can help your child’s myofacial muscles and […]

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Do You Know Your Risk for TMD?

Do You Know Your Risk for TMD?

An increased risk means it increases your likelihood of getting a disease or other condition. While you are more likely to develop temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) if you have one or a few of the risks, it also doesn’t mean you won’t develop TMD if you don’t have any risk factors present. If you have […]