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#18 You don’t have to be a Doctor to Diagnose TMD/TMJ

                You don’t have to be a Doctor to Diagnose TMD/TMJ You read that correctly, “You don’t have to be a doctor to Diagnose TMJ/TMD”.  If you have read previous articles in this blog you will see that TMD/TMJ is actually not a very complicated disease to understand, diagnose and treat.  Unfortunately, home remedies, night […]

#17 Tinnitus, Subjective Hearing Loss, Vertigo and TMD

Tinnitus, Subjective Hearing Loss, Vertigo and TMD Tinnitus, (Ringing or buzzing in the ears), Subjective Hearing Loss, (The feeling like you ears are full of water or you are in an airplane and can’t clear your ears), and Vertigo,(a constant or intermittent sense of dizziness) are all well- known and accepted symptoms of TMD/TMJ.  Although […]

#16 Bruxism and TMJ/TMD

Bruxism and TMD/TMJ Bruxism is the technical and scientific term used to describe clenching and/or grinding of the teeth due to involuntary motion of the lower jaw. Bruxism can occur during the day, Awake Bruxism (AB) or at night, Night Bruxism (NB). Bruxism is very common, and it is estimated that roughly half the population […]

TMD and Misinformation: Antidepressants will Fix TMD #14

TMD and Misinformation:  Antidepressants will Fix TMD This is the 5th in a series of articles on common misinformation and misconceptions about treating TMD. Antidepressants are commonly prescribed in the 21st Century. According to one study in 2020, “During 2015–2018, 13.2% of Americans aged 18 and over reported taking antidepressant medication in the past 30 days. Antidepressant […]

Blog #13- “The Wise Old Doctor and TMD”

The consensus among everyone, the patients, the physicians, and the dentists, who deal with the symptoms of TMD/TMJ is that “Nothing Works”.  I recently had a conversation with a very well known and highly professionally placed orthodontist who quoted his orthodontic professor and mentor as saying: “The best way to treat a TMJ patient is […]