WHEN THE JAW JOINTS ARE IN REALLY BAD SHAPE

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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...]

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

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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...]

PARKINSON’S AND A TMJ PROBLEM

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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...]

TREATMENT OFFERS HOPE

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By Risto Hurme, DDS For over 30 years, with a special focus on treating TMD disorders, we try to educate as much as we can about TMJ, with case histories, articles, and other sources of information. TMD has been implicated in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease Could Parkinson’s disease actually be an advanced stage of TMD … [Read more...]

CRANIO-MANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION – “CMD”

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CRANIO-MANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION – “CMD” By Lynn Lipskis, DDS, FAACP, DAACP The good news is that some patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s can see a reduction in symptoms if there is a TMJ component to the symptoms. I met with Jo Rosen at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) 28th Annual Convention in July of last year. … [Read more...]

DENTAL APPLIANCES and SLEEP APNEA, WEIGHT CONTROL and ACCIDENT PREVENTION

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DENTAL APPLIANCES CAN HELP PEOPLE WITH SLEEP APNEA TO IMPROVE SLEEP, CONTROL WEIGHT AND PREVENT ACCIDENTS David Shirazi, D.D.S. M.S L.Ac., a sleep-disordered breathing expert During NBC’S “Biggest Loser”, each contestant was awarded an overnight sleep study, and doctors found that a whopping 16 of the 22 contestants were diagnosed with … [Read more...]

Sleep and TMJ Therapy

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                    Brendan C. Stack, DDS, MS,                            Jeffrey L. Brown, DDS, MBA July 20, 2014 Dr. Stack and Dr. Brown have a practice in Vienna, Virginia, that is limited to sleep apnea treatments, TMJ disorders, and orthodontics. Both Dr. Stack … [Read more...]