Treating Temporomandibular Dysfunction

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Doppler Auscultation to Diagnose TMJ

Listen to the podcast here. Airway and Sleep Group uses Doppler Auscultation because it is an effective screening tool to diagnose TMJ Health and disorders. Doppler Auscultation allows Dr. Lillana Calkins to listen to a patient’s joints by using a…
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MLS Laser Therapy for TMJ

Listen to the podcast here. MLS Laser Therapy for TMJ Airway and Sleep Group offers an easier way to treat TMJ pain—MLS Laser Therapy. Medical News Today states that around 12 percent of people in the United States experience TMJ…
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Is an MRI the Next Step in Solving Your TMJ Condition?

Listen to the podcast here. Temporomandibular joint conditions are linked to malocclusions and airway concerns. TMJ imaging is a key diagnostic tool for patients with pain or malocclusions. Magnetic resonance imaging, or an MRI, is an imaging technique that takes…
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How Stress and Anxiety Can Cause TMJ/TMD Pain

Listen to the podcast here. Once you’ve found a reliable dentist’s office and signed your family up for it, won’t your dental problems vanish? Given the high-stress lifestyle that many of us lead, you may wish to put oral health…
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Waking up in Pain: Symptoms of TMJ?

Waking up in pain is the worst! You should feel refreshed after sleep, however when you have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), you can wake up feeling anything but rejuvenated.  TMJD, often known as TMJ, is unique to each person, and…
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Orthodontic Relapse and Skeletal Problems with TMJ

Despite today’s modern and sophisticated treatments, orthodontic relapse and skeletal problems can still occur in patients with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. When a TMJ disorder (TMJD), is created by misalignment of the teeth or bite issues, an orthodontist can use…
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Jaw Clicking, Popping or Locking Due to TMJ

That jaw clicking, popping or locking you are experiencing isn’t normal. Nor is it healthy. It is a symptom of an underlying problem with your jaw or the muscles surrounding it, probably due to TMJ. Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints—the…
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Migraines upon waking

Listen to the podcast here. Migraines, or a migraine headache, is a moderate to severe pain you feel at the top or side of your head which some people experience upon waking. Even though you feel that pain in the…
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