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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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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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Are you at risk for TMD? Find out now.

Are you at risk for TMD? Find out now.

When a person is at risk for a condition, it means their likelihood of getting a disease or other condition increases. While you are more likely to develop temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) if you have one or a few of the risks, it does not mean you won’t develop TMD if you do not […]

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How to treat temporomandibular joint disorder

How to treat temporomandibular joint disorder

If you are experiencing pain that is interrupting your daily activities, there is a solution to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). And if your symptoms are not interrupting your daily schedule, and your pain can be described as a one or three on a ten-point scale, then you can also use self-care to help […]

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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 […]