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Factors That Contribute to TMJ Disorder

Trauma: Trauma can include any blow to the jaw or to the head and neck area. The pain may take weeks or even years following the incident before it becomes prevalent. Stress: With a lot of stress, the first muscles to contract are the chewing muscles which can lead patients to clench or grind their […]

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Stress and Jaw Pain

One of the main reasons why so many people suffer from a tense or aching jaw is because the muscles of the jaw are innervated by the same nerve that innervates our flight or fight response when we are stressed. The Temporalis, Masseter, and Pterygoid muscles are used to bite, chew, and swallow. They are […]

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Ear Sounds

What are ear sounds? The sound of buzzing or ringing in your ears in the absence of audible noise can be annoying. The symptom is attributed to a medical condition called tinnitus. Ear sounds may mimic noises, such as buzzing, ringing, clicking, hissing, clanging or wheezing. Ear sounds are a common occurrence that can range […]

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TMJ and Facial Pain

TMJ and facial pain is another one of those challenging conditions where the pathology is not easy to define and several specialities can be involved in co-ordinating patient management.  These may include dentists, pain management specialists, ENT, neurology, physiotherapy and the whole myriad of allied health professionals.  It is often difficult to quantify whether the […]

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Neck and Shoulder Pain

Your neck and shoulders contain muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, and veins, as well as many ligaments and other supporting structures. Many conditions can cause pain in the neck and shoulder area. Some are life-threatening (such as heart attack and major trauma), and others are not so dangerous (such as simple strains or contusions). The most […]

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TMJ and LockJaw

“I have lockjaw” has become the common phrase that is uttered after the first time a person with TMJ (TemporoMandibular Joint Disorder) opens their jaw and it ‘locks’ into some open position. This is both painful and frightening, and often accompanied by sounds that a person should just never ever hear coming from their jaw […]

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Improper Jaw Alignment

Many people suffer from daily pain due to a jaw that is misaligned. Most people usually overlook these TMJ symptoms as stress from their everyday lives. Some of the most common symptoms of a misaligned jaw are: Headaches Migraines Dizziness Pain in the face or jaw Neck and shoulder pain Sensitive teeth Fatigue Irritability Locking […]

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TMJ Care and Treatment Short Hills, New Jersey

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health, almost 11 million people in the United States suffer from TMJ problems at any given time. Both men and women experience TMJ problems; however, 90% of those seeking TMJ care and treatment are women. Many patients report the onset […]

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TMJ & CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS

Many adolescents that have had multiple ear infections during childhood have often reported early childhood TMJ injury. If your adolescent experienced a fall where they have stricken his or her chin during childhood, fluid may have built up within the developing TMJ and fluid from the TMJ can contribute to a fluid buildup in the […]

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Comprehensive TMJ/TMD Evaluations, New Jersey

At the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey comprehensive TMJ/TMD evaluations normally consist of the following: Bite assessment: Dr. Ivan F. Stein will look for signs of worn, broken, or loose teeth, improper bite, hyper mobility, excessive wear, tooth migration, or cusp fractures can cause TMJ/TMD. Feeling the muscles of jaw: Dr. Stein will […]

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