HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A TMJ OR TMD?

  Maryam Bakhtiyari, DDS, DABCP, FAACP, DIBO, FIAO Are you curious about TMJ and/or TMD? What they are, what it means and the BIG question "Do I have it?  The following list is not to alarm but rather to educate in the privacy and comfort of your home.         If you answer “yes” to a number of the … [Read more...]

IS SPECIAL TRAINING REQUIRED FOR DENTISTS DIAGNOSING AND TREATING TMJ DISORDERS?

by Jeffrey L. Brown, DDS, MBA Many patients ask “What kind of training is involved to diagnose TMJ disorders?” The answer is that most dentists should be able to do a basic head and neck exam to determine how big a person can open their mouth and whether or not there are irritated muscles in the head and neck region. What makes the difference … [Read more...]

CEREBELLAR THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME, PARKINSON’S, AND TMJ

By Dwight Jennings, DDS The findings of Fernandez Noda in his investigation of transitory decreased brain blood flow is something that everyone with Parkinson’s should read and be familiar with. His primary article can be found online at … [Read more...]

WHEN THE JAW JOINTS ARE IN REALLY BAD SHAPE

Jeffrey L. Brown, DDS, MBA It does not happen too often, but there are times when the jaw joints are just really out of place and/or damaged beyond their ability to go back into normal anatomical position without a little help from the friendly surgeon. When the MRI shows that the articular disc inside the jaw joint is displaced to the … [Read more...]

PARKINSON’S AND A TMJ PROBLEM

by Phillip Davies, PA If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and suspect you may have a TMJ problem, addressing the jaw problem could reduce many of your PD symptoms. Since I was treated for my TMJ Disorder (TMD) this year, I feel so much better. Most of my PD symptoms have been reduced, with some eliminated. The best part is that I feel like … [Read more...]