Ozone Therapy and Myofascial Trigger Point Injections for Masticatory Muscle Pain

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A brand new article in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation reports on the efficacy of Ozone Therapy for treating Myofascial Mucle Pain in TMJ Patients. (abstract below) Treatment of Orofacial Pain with Ozone Therapy vs Trigger Point Injections. I utilize Ozone Therapy for my knees with ozone injections giving amazing relief and improved function. I personally do not find it …

New Guidelines for Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

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New guidelines for Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring have been released by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. I am glad to report the new guidelines are essentially the same as my office guidelines have been for 30 years of treating sleep apnea and snoring.  In fact these are almost identical to …

Anti-Aging Dentistry and Cosmetic Reconstruction

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Can dentistry provide a virtual fountain of youth? Beautiful smiles are about far more than white teeth. Beautiful Smiles ideally have healthy anatomical and physiological basis. Face lift Dentistry, Virtual facelifts, Denture Facelift are actually possible by utilizing physiologic dentistry and esthetic dentistry to recreate an ideal physiological position for the maxilla and mandible. This may seem impossible but is …

Fatigue is a killer

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Fatigue is a result of poor sleep, high stress and depression Do you feel tired all the time and find it hard to sleep at night? You may be suffering from a sleep disorder. You should be able to get 8 good hours of sleep at night to stop you feeling always tired during the day. Fatigue can have long term effects …

Lack of Sleep

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Still feeling tired after a good night’s sleep? Do you feel tired in the morning, even after getting a good amount of sleep the night before? You may also find that you can’t sleep very well and spend hours awake at night, which can lead you to feeling tired during the day. Lack of sleep or Sleep deprivation can not only make …

TMJ Orthotics

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How do orthotics help your TMJ? TMJ is a medical condition that affects your muscular and nervous systems, which explains why many patients experience pain in their shoulders, backs, and necks. While some think the only symptoms of the condition are a popping in the jaw and jaw pain, it can manifest in various ways, including keeping you from getting …

TMJ Treatment

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How TMJ is treated by a dentist Finding the reason behind the pain that you feel is the best method for a dentist to determine how to treat your condition. Though many patients assume that all type of TMJ treatment are the same, treatments vary significantly from patient to patient.  There are a wide variety of TMJ disorders and frequently …

TMJ Sleep Disorders

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TMJ sleep disorders The TMJ (abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint) connects the jawbone to the skull. Located in front of the ears on each side of the head, the joint is cushioned by a soft disk that allows it to move smoothly. Disorders of the TMJ can lead to a variety of problems, some of which might not seem to …

TMJ Throat Pain

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TMJ throat pain and swallowing Headaches, neck pain, sore throat, waking up feeling tired – these are all common problems that many people encounter and think nothing of. If you wake up feeling tired every day, or wake up with a headache, or take aspirin or pain medications several times a week or even every day, you could have a …

TMJ Vision Problems

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The jawbone’s connected to … the eyes? Of all of the problems that can be caused by disorders of the TMJ, eye strain or TMJ vision problems may seem to be the strangest. How can a joint that controls the jaw cause problems with your eyesight? Through muscles and nerves, your TMJ is wired to nearly everything else in your …