Category Archives: Neuromuscular

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10 Questions to ask TMJ Dentists

If you have been suffering from the pain and anxiety associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) — including difficulty chewing, clicking jaw / tmj lockjaw, ringing in the ears, headaches,…

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TMD Symptom Flare Ups and Treatment

If you’re suffering from TMD you will know the frustration and inconvenience caused from a sudden flare up of your symptoms. To manage the symptoms flare ups, we need to…

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The Roots of Neuromuscular Dentistry (Part 1)

Up until the late 1950s, there was no such diagnosis as TMD (temporomandibular disorder). And it wasn’t until the 1980s that there was any kind of formal diagnosis or treatment…

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Is Lockjaw the Same as TMD?

There seems to be some common misconceptions regarding the term “lockjaw.” On the one hand, many TMD sufferers will complain of a condition they call lockjaw. On the other hand,…

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Investigating TMD Symptoms: Jaw Muscle Stiffness

There can be many causes of jaw pain and stiffness. A stressful situation can make you clench your teeth and jaws so tightly that you feel some residual soreness and…

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Investigating TMD: How Do Genes Play a Role?

Researchers have conducted a number of studies on TMD patients, trying to determine if hereditary factors play a part in the onset of TMD or in the development of TMD…

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What’s the difference between my dentist and a neuromuscular dentist?

If you are fortunate to already see a neuromuscular dentist, nothing! In all cases, dentists in North America have attended and graduated from dental school. In all cases the dentist…

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Super secret fancy code – what is TMD?

As in all health care professions, we spend a great deal of effort and time in classification of the disease. Early in the more assertive awareness of jaw or bite…

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Neuromuscular Dentists Alleviating Chronic Pain

We continue to hear stories from across the country that those who suffer from chronic pain are finding relief in the chair of a neuromuscular dentist. Temporomandibular disorder commonly known as TMD or…

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Do you need to break and wire the jaw when treating TMD?

In the profession’s efforts to cure bite diseases and TMD issues, a lot of different approaches have been attempted with varying degrees of success. Commonly orthodontists will attempt to improve the bite…

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