TMJ Exercises Helped TMJ Syndrome More Than TMJ Splints

Few studies have been performed examining the efficacy of occlusal splints — the most common appliance created by dentists to address Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) (aka TMJ Syndrome) — compared to therapeutic focused (temporomandibular joint) TMJ exercises. One study’s (1) results comparing these two interventions were interesting. Patients with anterior displacement of the TMJ disc were […]

TMJ Syndrome and Low Progesterone?

A recent study[1] appearing in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation really caught my attention. The authors examined the various sexual hormones (e.g., estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) in a group of women with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).  The authors discovered clinically significant progesterone deficiencies linked with TMJ syndrome. Some in-depth digging uncovered a few other studies that […]

New TMJ Page Added

A new page has been added to the website which houses a significant amount of information on TMJ Syndrome. The questions we tackle include: What are the symptoms of TMJ Syndrome? What causes TMJ Syndrome? Who treats TMJ Syndrome? What to do for TMJ Pain? Specific home care advice in the form of DOS and […]

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