Symptoms, Sociodemographics, & Psychological Profile: Act Two of the OPPERA Study

February 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

Last month we began our report on findings in OPPERA’s Act Two,” the second series of analyses of data from the Orofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA) study, which enrolled healthy volunteers at four campus sites in Chapel Hill, NC; Baltimore; MD; Buffalo, NY; and Gainesville, FL. Follow-up questionnaires were available from 2,737 enrollees, and clinical examinations in the course of the study documented that 260 of these people developed first-onset TMD.

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Metal Allergies & Temporomandibular Disorders

December 6th, 2013 (No Comments)

Two articles in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery report: 1) a high number of metal allergies in Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) patients needing total replacement of their TM joints and 2) one year follow-up data comparing patien…

Intimacy & TMJ Disorders

August 14th, 2013 (No Comments)

One of our readers recently brought to our attention a topic that arises occasionally from other TMD patients and we might add, their significant others—intimacy.

“Hi TMJA, I’m a big fan of your website and newsletters and have found both helpful and reassuring. I wonder if you could include something in a future newsletter about the romantic/sexual side effects of TMD which I feel aren’t talked about much but are pretty relevant.

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Hot & Cold Packs: Most Effective Therapy

August 14th, 2013 (No Comments)

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No Connection: TMD, Body Posture & Dental Occlusion

August 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

Patients should be cautious when considering TMD treatments that claim to provide relief by correcting occlusal and postural abnormalities. Not only can these treatments be extensive and expensive, but, more importantly, scientific literature does not…

Magnesium & TMJ Disorders

October 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

What is Magnesium?
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Dental Occlusion & Body Posture – A Review of Existing Studies

July 11th, 2012 (No Comments)

Dental occlusion, body posture and temporomandibular disorders: where we are now and where we are heading for
Manfredini D, Castroflorio T, Perinetti G, Guarda-Nardini L. Oral Rehabilitation, 2012.
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Lyme disease & TMJ Misdiagnosis:

May 17th, 2012 (No Comments)

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