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Treating migraines and TMD

Treating migraines and TMD

Poor oral health can result in other physical health conditions from migraines to heart disease. In fact, studies have shown that there is a significant link between migraines and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD). Let’s take a look at why treating migraines can help improve TMD symptoms. What is the link between TMD and migraines? The […]

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If your TMD pain is stress-related, here’s what to do

If your TMD pain is stress-related, here’s what to do

Maybe you’ve been trying to find the root cause for your temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), but are coming up short. For many, stress is the culprit. Stress affects almost everyone at some point in their lives, and approximately 77 percent of people reported that they experienced physical symptoms due to stress. That sure is a […]

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Why can’t more patients find TMD treatment?

Why can’t more patients find TMD treatment?

This seems to be a common question. Many people are left wondering how they can find proper treatment for their temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). It shouldn’t be that hard to receive the care and treatment you need for relief from pain. Because the muscles and joints of the jaw are so complex and full […]

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4 ways chewing gum is negatively affecting your health

4 ways chewing gum is negatively affecting your health

Whether you just ate something with garlic or you’re trying to curb your hunger, we all tend to chew gum from time to time. However, if you are a regular gum chewer, it is important to know how this habit impacts your body. From your teeth to your stomach, chewing gum can negatively impact your […]

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How to treat TMD

How to treat TMD

Before treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder can begin, a diagnosis from your dentist in Atlanta is needed. If you are searching for a treatment for TMD, then you probably already have been diagnosed with this condition. Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia can work with you to provide proper […]

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What is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) is a complicated condition. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 10 million Americans suffer from this jaw disorder. However, we continue to search for what exactly causes it. As the search continues, though, we begin to learn what works best for treatment, potential causes […]

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August brings back to school stress and TMD

August brings back to school stress and TMD

Ugh, it’s that time again. It’s back-to-school madness. With all the events of getting back into school and buying supplies, it can be extremely stressful. However, when stress occurs you might also experience pain–from headaches to jaw pain. And when pain occurs, diagnosis and treatment are necessary. Whether it is simply stress related or if […]

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Are you experiencing jaw pain?

Are you experiencing jaw pain?

Chronic pain might rule the world around you, but that is no way to live your life. If you have ever experienced pain or a pop when yawning, talking, or chewing it is called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). The TMJ is the area of the body where the jaw meets the temporal bone on […]