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Understanding How Weather Affects TMJ Pain

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Fall season is officially upon us, which, here in Southern California, doesn’t mean a whole lot. The weather is slightly cooler… and the leaves are slightly more colorful. But it also means that much chillier weather will be coming in a few months. And while many people relish cold weather, it doesn’t bode well for…

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A Common Missed Symptom of Headaches and Migraines

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Most of us know the pounding symptoms of a migraine or headache, but health officials say there’s one symptom in particular that people often missed: Facial pain. A new study in the journal Neurology finds that up to 10 percent of people with headaches also experience facial pain. However, since facial pain isn’t a well…

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[WATCH] Teeth Grinding and TMJ Pain Go Hand-in-Hand

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  The number of patients who’ve come to Pasadena Pain Management with TMJ disorders has grown significantly in the past decade. Nationwide, 7 out of 10 people will be effected by TMD at some point in their lives. That’s roughly 10-million people with varying degrees of TMD! When the  temporomandibular joint — also known as…

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Migraine Dentistry: A Different Kind of Treatment When Nothing Else Works

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Migraine dentistry is taking hold, and bringing relief to thousands of migraine and TMJ pain sufferers across the country. It’s a different kind of pain management treatment; one that involves very little medication, no needles or injections! Can you imagine what life would be like if you had no pain from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)…

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FAQ: Can a TMJ Disorder Affect Only One Side of the Face?

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Many patients ask us if it’s possible to develop a TMJ disorder on one side of the face. The answer is yes, but it’s important to understand that as the TMD progresses, new symptoms will appear that will likely affect both joints. How TMD Might Develop on Just One Side In a perfect world, our…

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5 Unexpected Side Effects of TMD

When you receive trauma to the jaw or if bite forces in the mouth become misaligned, your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) may become damaged and inflamed. When this happens, a TMJ disorder (TMD) forms, causing pain throughout your jaw. TMD can also cause several unexpected side effects, including the following: A Tired-Feeling Face Just like your…

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Drug-Free TMJ Treatment for Patients with Migraines and Jaw Pain

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Do you suffer from frequent migraines and jaw pain? If so, it may be time to consider the possibility that you might have TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. What is TMD? TMD is a condition affecting the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. People with TMD frequently experience problems when opening and closing their jaws. They also may…

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Best Toothbrushes For People With a TMJ Disorder

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For people with a TMJ disorder, the thought of opening wide to brush or floss is not pleasant. Pain from the a TMJ disorder makes these everyday tasks very challenging. While nothing can really be done about changing out the size of floss, choosing the right toothbrush, however, may make a difference in your symptoms.…

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Headaches Keep Ruining Your Day? Try This!

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Many of us are no strangers to headaches. Most of the time, they’re a nuisance. Others time however, a headache or migraine can be downright debilitating. And, there always seems to be another product or treatment that claims to be a miracle cure. But what really works? At Pasadena Pain Management, we take headaches very…

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Study: Sleep Apnea More Common Than Previously Thought

More people suffer from sleep apnea in North and South America than doctors initially thought. Figures Double in Size According to a study ResMed presented at SLEEP 2019, roughly 170 million people across North and South America have sleep apnea. That’s 37% of adults.  The three countries with the highest reported sleep apnea cases are:…

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