CGRP Reveals Biochemical Link Between TMD and Headaches

Plasma calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) reveals biochemical link with chronic temporomandibular disorder (TMD) or headaches. Orofacial pain specialists continue to evaluate the relationship between the CGRP concentration in patients’ jaw and headache pain.

What is a Dental Deprogrammer?

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 term “dental deprogrammer” originated in dental concepts focused on neuromuscular reprogramming and how the masticatory muscles function when you chew, swallow, talk, yawn and make… Continue reading What is a Dental Deprogrammer?

What are Anterior Bite Plane Splints?

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?

Whiplash Triggered Jaw Injuries

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

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Clinical Management of Direct Jaw Trauma

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 [1]. Furthermore, TMD patients with a history of… Continue reading Clinical Management of Direct Jaw Trauma

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Higher Rate of Jaw Pain Patients Ups Need for Solutions

Orofacial Therapeutics has a care plan that is easy to use, easy to purchase, and easy for healthcare providers to offer. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), prompt diagnosis of TMJ disorders does not happen enough because primary care providers have not been consistently trained in how to provide simple care options or how to differentiate and refer higher-risk patients to specialists.

Categorized as Jaw Pain