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Estrogen and temporomandibular joint disorder

Estrogen and temporomandibular joint disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) affects over 10 million Americans, causing pain and dysfunction in the jaw–specifically the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This disorder is associated with jaw clicking, lockjaw, pain while eating or swallowing, and inflammation throughout the jaw bone causing headaches. It is quite the painful disorder, with many Americans looking for a solution that […]

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Benefits of oral appliance therapy for TMD relief

Benefits of oral appliance therapy for TMD relief

If you have been recently diagnosed with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, your doctor may have mentioned oral appliance therapy. With many options available for treatment, it can be overwhelming to make the right decision. It’s important to weigh your options, as everybody is different!  What are oral appliances?  Oral appliance therapy is used as a treatment […]

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Why does my jaw “click” when I open and close it?

Why does my jaw “click” when I open and close it?

You may notice a clicking sound when you’re chewing or talking. It may not be loud enough for others to hear, but you can definitely hear it. Annoying, right? This clicking may be associated with something called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, otherwise known as TMD. Don’t fret, there are ways to lessen the sensation and sounds […]

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Ouch, my head! How your dentist can ease headache pain

Ouch, my head! How your dentist can ease headache pain

Have you noticed an increase in headaches? Is your standard Ibuprofen or Tylenol just not cutting it anymore? There may be an underlying issue that your dentist can help you resolve. Your headache pain may be stemming from something called temporomandibular joint disorder.  Temporomandibular Joint Disorder described Commonly referred to as TMD, this disorder can […]

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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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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 […]