Should a Dentist Be on Your Pain Treatment Team?

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you know how hard it can be to get relief. There are many solutions that provide partial or short-term relief, though many of them might come with significant drawbacks, such as dependence, addiction, and overdose. The best strategies for relief often include a team approach, with multiple professionals [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|TMJ|

I’ve Got A Headache, I Need to See My… Dentist?

Do you experience migraines, headaches or pain in your jaw, neck or shoulders? It could be time to see a dentist.  Why? Well, believe it or not, your teeth could be affecting your day to day health, especially if you have headaches consistently that you can’t figure out where they are coming from.  If you [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Headaches, TMJ|

What Your Tongue Can Tell You about TMJ (and Headaches)

Though this may be surprising, doctors can tell a lot from the color and texture of your tongue. They can tell if you are anemic, B-Vitamin deficient, Iron deficient, Magnesium deficient, and also if you have headaches. If you regularly suffer from headaches, there’s a good chance you also suffer from bruxism (teeth clenching), which [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|TMJ|

Can Dental Implants Cause Headaches?

Ordinarily Dick Van Dyke tweeting about headaches wouldn’t be the source of a half dozen news articles, but recent concerns over the potential side effects of titanium dental implants have set the dental community abuzz with rumors — again! Many are concerned that dental implants — specifically, titanium dental implants — [...]

Offering Patients Cutting Edge Treatment Starts With Continuing Education

Like a medical doctor, becoming a dentist is a rigorous process that requires years of dental school, and a state license, which requires further examination, practical and otherwise. Dentists are also required to keep up a certain level of continuing education throughout their entire dental career. This could mean pursuing post-DMD education, obtaining advanced certifications, or [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|TMJ|