Sports Dentistry Treatment Can Prevent TMJ Damage and provide temporomandibular joint (TMJ) care to enhance athlete health. By incorporating sports dentistry and TMJ care into the broader context of sports medicine enhances overall athlete health. By addressing oral health comprehensively through sports dentistry, athletes can not only perform at their best but also safeguard their long-term health and well-being.
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.
Understanding ENT causes and how to differentiate ear, nose, and throat and TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) pain can be difficult for doctors and patients alike. This is because of the intricate connection between the various structures of the head and neck.
Cheek Bone Pain: causes and treatment options. The key to relief is to identify the most probable underlying cause of a hurting cheekbone. Your knowledge of the cheek and face anatomy assists a correct and fast diagnosis If you experience cheek pain, jaw muscle rigidity leading to an inability to open your mouth, jaw sprain and strain, and/or the ability to smile normally, seek help without delay.
Understanding the temporomandibular joint anatomy helps explain its crucial role in the daily functionality and harmony of your jaw, neck, and head.
While commonly associated with jaw movement and chewing, the temporomandibular joint’s (TMJ) intricate anatomy and connection to the neck can significantly impact headaches and craniofacial pain. This article explores the TMJ anatomy and sheds light on the fascinating interplay between your jaw joint, the neck, and headaches.
What is the Mandibular Nerve? The mandibular nerve (V3) is the largest of the three branches or divisions of the trigeminal nerve, the fifth (V) cranial nerve. The mandibular branches of the trigeminal nerves assist a person when biting, chewing and swallowing. It can occur that at person develops numbness or other signs of trigeminal… Continue reading Mandibular Nerve
When TMJ Pain Becomes a Catastrophe By Ann McCulloch | Reviewed by Brad Eli DMD, MS “Pain catastrophizing” is when the emotional part of our brain amplifies and magnifies pain. Learn how this relates to TMJ pain and mindfulness techniques that help. Understanding how acute pain becomes chronic is one of the most important topics… Continue reading When TMJ Pain Becomes a Catastrophe
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?
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?
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.