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My Tooth Hurts: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis

"My tooth hurts.  It must be a cavity!"  Very common phrase heard in a dental office.  Many people believe that if a tooth hurts, it must mean they have a cavity and, they also believe the reverse, that if a tooth doesn't hurt, then it's totally fine.  That cannot be further from the [...]

2018-10-10T14:39:55+00:00August 20th, 2018|Symptoms and Pain|

What You Should Know About TMJ Pain

TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) is the joint that acts as a sliding hinge, connecting your jaw bone to  your skull. TMJ disorders, also known as TMD, can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. What causes TMJ pain? The cause of a person's TMJ disorder can [...]

2018-10-10T14:34:40+00:00March 19th, 2018|Symptoms and Pain|

Botox for Grinding, Migraines and Headaches

Botox was licensed specifically for the treatment of chronic migraines in July 2010.  It has been highly effective in treating migraines, and has now been used in treating clenching and grinding as an alternative to other treatments.  Tooth clenching and grinding can lead to wear, tooth fractures and chipping and generalized discomfort.  It is [...]

2018-10-10T14:31:32+00:00March 12th, 2018|Symptoms and Pain|

Bruxism: New Treatment

Bruxism is a term used to describe clenching or grinding your teeth, either during sleep or when you are awake. Bruxism Leads to Severe Dental Problems Chronic bruxism can lead to physical painful and severe dental problems.  Teeth grinding can cause headaches, earaches, facial pain, and migraines. Dental problems include loss of [...]

2018-10-10T14:32:10+00:00March 5th, 2018|Symptoms and Pain|

TMJ Pain – Atypical Series with Dr. Agatha Bis

Temporomandibular Joint (known as TMJ) is the joint that holds your lower jaw against the base of your skull.  Many people experience TMJ discomfort at times, or popping or clicking, but never think much about it.  But when John came in to our office, unable to chew, close his mouth all the way, and [...]

2018-10-10T14:35:48+00:00February 28th, 2018|Symptoms and Pain|

Tooth Grinding – Atypical Series with Dr. Agatha Bis

Tooth grinding is common and many people clench or grind their teeth and live normal, healthy lives.  But after 37 years of severe grinding that caused Mike to break several teeth, living in constant pain from clenching and grinding led him to look for solutions. Tooth Grinding: Introducing Mike Mike came into [...]

2018-10-10T14:36:00+00:00February 21st, 2018|Symptoms and Pain|

Ear Pain – Atypical Series with Dr. Agatha Bis

Ear pain is commonly treated by your doctor and there are many known causes.  But when Sue had been living with it for over 30 years and no one could diagnose her or treat the chronic pain she had been living with, she decided to look for answers herself. Ear Pain: Introducing Sue [...]

2018-10-10T14:36:12+00:00February 14th, 2018|Symptoms and Pain|

TMJ Symptoms

The “TMJ” is short for temporomandibular joint. The TMJ joints are what connects your lower jaw (mandible) to your skull (temporal bone) on either side of your head just below your ear. This joint is arguably one of the most complex joints in the human body due to its functions of moving forward, [...]

2018-10-10T14:36:40+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Symptoms and Pain|

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