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Modern Medical Research: Seeking New Treatments for TMJ

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that provides a connection between the lower jaw and the temporal bone of your skull. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) are the result of a problem with the jaw and surround facial muscles that control the ability to chew and move the jaw. The actual cause of TMD is […]

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TIL How to Treat My TMJ Syndrome

Most people do not give a second thought to talking, laughing, yawning, chewing and eating, but those who suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction often dread these routine, daily movements. Nashville orthondontist Damon Barbieri gives tips on treating this disorder, known as TMD or TMJ Syndrome. What are the Symptoms? The temporomandibular joint is the hinge […]

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TMJ: How to Know if You Have It and What to do About It

Many people who don’t actually suffer from temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) only have a cursory understanding of this affliction of the jaw. Unfortunately, according to Dr. Stanley Markman, an estimated 75% the U.S. population is all too familiar with TMJ. And while many people experience only intermittent symptoms, approximately five percent of TMJ sufferers require […]

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Can Orthodontic Treatment Cause TMJ?

TMJ may be related to a poor fit between our teeth, what is known as malocclusion. When people have undergone orthodontic treatment to fix their teeth, they may then blame their orthodontist for the problem, but is this fair? Understanding TMJ Temporomandibular joint disorder, sometimes called TMJ or TMD, is a hard disorder to diagnose […]

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Do TMJ Splints Worsen Sleep Apnea?

People with TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) suffer from numerous symptoms that can affect their daily lives, including headaches, facial pain, jaw pain, and sore muscles in the neck and upper back. The chronic pain they experience may drive them to take pain relief medication on a regular basis, which puts them at risk for liver […]

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