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Does COVID-19 cause jaw pain?

Does COVID-19 cause jaw pain?

If you tested positive for COVID-19, you might have some lingering effects from the disease. These long haul COVID-19 symptoms following illness often include issues with the heart, lungs and even your jaw. Here is what we know about this. Jaw pain and COVID-19 There was a recent news report that noted how a doctor […]

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Dealing with pain and depression

Dealing with pain and depression

Unfortunately, as we learn more, we find a growing connection between depression and anxiety symptoms and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) pain. In fact, depression and anxiety only worsen jaw pain experienced with TMD, according to a new study.  What is the connection? We know that TMD affects the muscles and joints that connect your […]

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What you eat can impact your TMD

What you eat can impact your TMD

Did you know that your diet affects more than just your weight? It’s true. Because your body is like a well-oiled machine, when something is out of line, every muscle, nerve and movement will be affected. This is the same for a proper diet. When you follow a proper diet, you can potentially avoid pain […]

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The painful complications associated with TMD

The painful complications associated with TMD

Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the most heavily used and under appreciated joint in the human body. The TMJ is the reason you can open and close your mouth as well as extending and moving your jaw side-to-side. This joint helps you eat, talk and express yourself through facial expressions.  It’s easy to see […]

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Pandemic stress is leading to more cracked teeth

Pandemic stress is leading to more cracked teeth

As COVID-19 continues to grip the nation, more and more pandemic-related illnesses and physical ailments are rising. From shingles to quarantine fatigue, Americans are going through a lot. One common problem is cracked teeth.  Were cracked teeth a problem prior to the pandemic? Cracked teeth aren’t uncommon by any means, but the cases have risen […]

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How prolotherapy can help improve your jaw pain

How prolotherapy can help improve your jaw pain

If you are suffering from jaw pain or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), it can interrupt your daily life. However, there is another treatment option available that can help you find relief from your pain: prolotherapy. Let’s take a look at what prolotherapy is and how it can help relieve your jaw pain.  What is prolotherapy? […]

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Addressing rheumatoid arthritis caused jaw pain

Addressing rheumatoid arthritis caused jaw pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disorder that affects the joints, particularly the hands and feet. However, other joints in the body can be affected as well, including the jaw. We often forget how frequently we use our jaw to talk, to eat, to drink, because it comes so naturally. If your rheumatoid arthritis is […]