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Unexpected Side Effects of TMJ

Effects of TMJ

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinged joint in your jaw that allows it to open and close. It is no wonder, then, that disorders affecting the TMJ can cause pain throughout your jaw. However, TMJ disorder (TMD) can also cause many unexpected side effects. The New Jersey TMJ specialists at Headache and TMJ Center […]

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Home Headache Remedies

Doctor Explains TMJ Disorder

The cause of your headache often determines what type of remedy or treatment will help alleviate it. For instance, tension headaches should be treated differently than headaches caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which is characterized by excessive stress on the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The best way to formulate an effective treatment plan is […]

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5 Common Headaches and What Could Be Causing Them

Woman suffering from headaches possibly caused by TMD

We all suffer from headaches at times. Headaches can vary from a mild, dull aching to a serious migraine whereby even the slightest movement can cause serious pain. Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors and can present various symptoms. The following are five common types of headaches and what could be causing […]

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TMJ Disorder 101

Woman with TMJ Disorder

If you frequently experience a clicking or popping sound in your jaw while you chew, suffer from headaches or migraines, or have a limited range of motion of your mouth, you may have a disorder affecting your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). But what does this mean? What is the “TMJ” and what does it mean to […]

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Are Your Headaches Caused by TMJ?

Are your headaches caused by TMJ? Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ syndrome is an inflammation of the temporomandibular joint which connects the mandible to the skull. The mandible contains the jawbone. This condition causes migraine-like pain, even though it is actually a dental condition. The interdisciplinary nature of the disease—a cross between dentistry and neurology—often […]

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New Jersey TMJ Treatments

Studies by The Academy of General Dentistry have revealed that more than 10 million Americans suffer from the chronic inflammation occurring in the temporomandibular joint. This condition is called TMJ syndrome, or TMJ disorder. The TMJ is the joint connecting the mandible to the skull, and the TMJ disorder can cause a lot of pain and even impairment of this joint. People not […]

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Facial Pain and TMD

People who suffer from chronic facial pain and jaw pain often let their suffering go untreated because their physicians do not understand the cause of the pain. They are given painkillers or told that the pain is all in their heads. The pain however, is real and there and a neuromuscular dentist may be able […]

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TMD and Tooth Pain

Today’s neuromuscular dentists use state-of-the-art technology to determine if a patient’s symptoms are caused by malocclusion and if so, what a patient’s optimal jaw position is. Neuromuscular dentists use computerized jaw tracking instruments to record jaw movement, resting position, and path of closure. Electromyography is used to measure a patient’s jaw’s muscle function in both […]

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TMJ Related Headaches

Millions suffer from TMJ headaches, and they are probably the least understood and the most misdiagnosed of any type of headache. The symptoms of a TMJ headache can closely mimic those of sinus headache, tension headache, migraine headache, and sometimes the cluster headache. Migraine: Many TMJD patients experience migraine type headaches. Sometimes these occur because of […]

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TMD & Insomnia, New Jersey

TMD can often cause many complications. One of these complications is insomnia. Insomnia itself is not life threatening, but it can increase the risk of accidents, psychiatric issues, and certain medical conditions, affect school and work performance, and significantly inhibit quality of life. Lack of sleep can also contribute weight gain and obesity. Sleepiness increases […]

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