What is a Dental Deprogrammer? Can it Adjust your Bite? By Ann McCulloch Deprogrammers are short-term oral splints used in dentistry to “deprogram” muscle memory in your jaw muscles. The purpose of this article is to explain several reasons why your dentist may have given you an anterior bite plane device to wear for a… Continue reading What is a Dental Deprogrammer?
When is an Anterior Bite Splint is Right for You? By Ann McCulloch | Reviewed by Dr. Brad Eli Not all oral appliances are just for teeth! Anterior Bite Splints are short-term mouthguards that help with jaw sprain/strain (JAMSS) and headaches. Numerous medical mouthguards are on the market, making comparing mouthguard types and splint options… Continue reading What are Anterior Bite Plane Splints?
Different Types of Mouth Guards & Which Protect your Jaw By Ann McCulloch Understanding the difference between similar oral appliances for Jaw and Sprain and Strain and other conditions. What is the best mouth guard for TMJ pain? Learn how to obtain the one that is right for you. There are important considerations as you… Continue reading Comparing Mouth Guard Types & TMJ Splints
Overcoming Difficulty Finding TMJ Providers. How to find a TMJ provider. 82% of TMD patients have jaw pain or stiffness and need help to pursue jaw TMD treatment.
Can a TMJ disorder be fixed? By Ann McCulloch | Part 1 I have been treated for TMJ disorders. My professional training is not in dentistry. My experiences started out with being told by a dentist that I had TMJ. Today, two orofacial pain specialists are my business partners and I have learned about the… Continue reading Can a TMJ Disorder be Fixed?
Treatment of Intrinsic Injuries to the Jaw’s Temporomandibular Joint. Sustained mouth opening and hyperextension injuries are the most common intrinsic injuries of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Hyperextension injuries of the temporomandibular joints can occur during intubation for general anesthesia, likely because the jaw muscles are paralyzed during induction, making the TMJ more susceptible to hyperextension.
Whiplash Induced TMJ Injuries and Delayed Onset of Symptoms By Dr. Brad Eli and Dr. James Elliott The incidence or prevalence of whiplash injury and TMJ where patients report jaw locking and facial pain indicates a need for speed to treatment. Whiplash-induced jaw injuries occur with sudden hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck, typically in… Continue reading Whiplash Triggered Jaw Injuries
Clinical Evaluation and Management of Direct Jaw Trauma in Adults Direct temporomandibular joint (TMJ) trauma is identified as a causal factor in many patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) who then need clinical management. Approximately 20-25% of people with chronic TMDs have a history of direct TMJ trauma . Furthermore, TMD patients with a history of… Continue reading Clinical Management of Direct Jaw Trauma
Jaw Sprain/Strain? Acute TMJ problem? Orofacial Therapeutics has a care plan that is easy to use, easy to purchase, and easy for healthcare providers to offer. Repeatedly over the last year, we see articles describing the higher rate of jaw pain, clenching, stress, and headache. Is the incidence rate higher, or is it the case… Continue reading Higher Rate of Jaw Pain Patients Ups Need for Solutions