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#17 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 bruxes and most […]

#18 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 they are very common symptoms individually or […]

#47 Fact: No One Knows What Causes Migraine Headaches

Does the title of this article sound strange and unlikely or even impossible.  Doctors have been treating migraine headaches for decades with a whole assortment of drugs.  They couldn’t possibly be prescribing all these drugs for migraine headaches, each connected to a long list of undesirable side effects, without knowing the actual cause, could they?  […]

#45 TMD/TMJ makes a difference in your life

I have written extensively about how the symptoms of TMD/TMJ influence your life. No one likes to experience constant or recurring headaches, earaches, neck pain, ringing in the ears, subjective hearing loss, vertigo, upper back and shoulder pain, arm/hand/finger tingling and numbness and various kinds of jaw locking. Depending on how often and to what […]

#44 Bruxism and Oromandibular Dystonia both cause TMD/TMJ

Wow!  Those are some big words for the patient to understand so it’s best that I define both. Bruxism is the technical term for clenching and grinding the teeth. Bruxism is one of the three causes of TMD/TMJ because the constant and involuntary motion of the jaws eventually cause damage and chronic inflammation within the […]

#43 If You have TMD/TMJ, What is Needed and Wanted?

If you are reading this article, I assume you have been diagnosed with TMD/TMJ, have symptoms of TMD/TMJ, or suspect you have TMD/TMJ. I know a lot about TMD/TMJ.  I have been treating patients with TMD/TMJ for more than 46 years. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, I treated TMD/TMJ surgically for 34 of those […]

#42 Have you Been Run Around in TMD Circles?

That sounds like an odd question unless you are one of the millions of people who have been shuffled from doctor to doctor trying to figure out what is going on with their weird collection of symptoms.  Most patients with TMD/TMJ do not know the symptoms that are ruining their life have anything to do […]

#41 Bruxism and TMD: What We Know and What We Don’t Know

Bruxism is the technical name for clenching and grinding the teeth.  Apparently, this problem has been known for a long time and is appropriately referenced in the Bible, Mathew 8: 5-13. I have often wondered how many millions of people suffered from the symptoms of TMD not knowing the relationship between inflammation within the TMJ, […]