Archive for September, 2023

#52 The Relationship between TMD/TMJ, Inflammation, and Sugar

I have previously discussed the common denominator of all the symptoms of TMD/TMJ is inflammation within the TM Joint.  There is a lot we as doctors and scientists know about inflammation yet there are many unanswered questions.   I have stated and firmly believe when we fully understand inflammation we will solve the mysteries of cancer, […]

#51 What Dentists Should Know About TMD/TMJ But Don’t

I have noted previously that dentists have been charged with treating TMD/TMJ by default. The medical profession did not want anything to do with treating the joints attached to the jaw which is the substructure for the teeth.  Medical doctors do not want to have anything to do with teeth.  That is unfortunate because, if […]

#50 What Physicians Should Know About TMD/TMJ But Don’t

As both a dentist (DDS), and a physician (MD) I understand and share equally the dental and medical professions with my dental and medical colleagues.  Having spent most of my career as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in hospital operating rooms and hospital physician lounges talking shop with medical colleagues rather than in a dental […]

#49 Tension Headache or TMD

What is a tension headache?  A tension headache, as defined and classified by the International Classification of Headache Disorders (3rd Edition), is the most common type of the more than 100 different headache classifications.  According to medical experts, two of every three people suffer from tension headaches at some time in their life. Tension Headaches […]