Posts Tagged ‘ TMJ ’

Who Should Get a Total Joint Replacement?

Patients seeking relief from temporomandibular joint dysfunction may be good candidates for a procedure called total joint replacement. What is total joint replacement surgery? Temporomandibular joint dysfunction can be cured with surgical intervention. If you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction, you are likely no stranger to the pain and stiffness that goes along with it. Temporomandibular […]

Can Jaw Surgery Correct Sleep Apnea?

“Sleep apnea.” You’ve heard the term, but what does it really mean? Simply put, obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue is pushed to the back of the throat, blocking the airway and decreasing the flow of oxygen to the brain during sleep. Once oxygen is low enough, the patient is startled awake and sleep patterns are disrupted. Many patients do not […]

Biological Joint Could End TMJD Woes

For the more than 10 million Americans suffering from the often-debilitating condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, relief can’t come fast enough. Temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ disorder, TMJD or simply TMJ) is a condition that occurs when the jaw’s temporomandibular joint becomes misaligned with the rest of the jaw. This can occur […]

What Is Arthrocentesis?

For the estimated 10 million Americans suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, finding a safe and effective treatment for this often debilitating condition can be a huge concern. Though there is no cure for temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, there are several treatment options that have been found to be both effective and relatively non-invasive. One […]

TMJ Disorder on the Rise

Work. Relationships. Life in general. Never has it been more stressful to be a young adult, according to a new study by the retail chain Mattress Firm. In fact, the study found that millennials – young adults born between 1981 and 1996 – spend upwards of four hours a day stressing out about something. As […]