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What is “TMJ” TMD?

There is much confusion about this disease by both patients and doctors. First on the list is the name.  “TMJ” is the name of the joints that attach the jaw to the skull. One on the right side of the head and one on the left side of the head. These joints work together in […]

The Solution for TMD Symptoms

Now that the symptoms of TMDs (Tempromandibular Joint Disorders) have been enumerated and described the obvious question is: “What is the solution to this disturbing and sometimes devastating disease?” Fortunately, there is a solution that does not entail drugs or surgery. It becomes simple once the primary cause, “inflammation”, within the joint is treated. Remove […]

Why does my jaw joint lock so that I cannot get it open all the way?

In previous posts, I discussed the common denominator of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders) responsible for ALL of the wide and varied symptoms associated with this enigmatic problem. Inflammation within the jaw joints causes each and every one of these divergent and seemingly unrelated symptoms. One of the most frequent symptoms of TMD is a condition that […]

Symptoms of TMJ/TMD : Why are there so many dissimilar symptoms?

The answer to this question resides in one simple fact.  All of the symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) are directly caused by inflammation within the TMJ (temporomandibular joint).  The issue of why the joint becomes inflamed is a different issue and will be discussed in a later contribution to this site.  But the fact remains, […]

Temprormandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) has been misunderstood, poorly researched, and poorly treated by many

After working with patients with TMD for over 30 years I have been impressed with the multifaceted aspects of this disease.  After getting into communication with thousands of people suffering from the symptoms of TMD I have concluded that, 1) No two patients present with exactly the same symptoms. 2) By the time most people […]

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Recessed Jaw and Breathing Problems Success Story

Bill Matseas suffered from pain and soreness in his TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint, had a recessed jaw, and suffered from breathing problems. That is, until he sought treatment from Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Anthony Urbanek, a Board Certified specialist with more than 30 years of experience treating TMJ problems and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). […]

TMJ Splint Patient Feature-Vicki

Vicki Holton  had TMJ pain for several months and before that, many years of headaches, ear ringing, etc. that was always misdiagnosed as sinus/allergy problems. After exhausting many different alternative treatments, her dentist recommended that she see a specialist in TMJ. I diagnosed the TMJ and fit her with my TMJ Splint. Vicki said, “It has […]

How Long Does it Take to Get a Dental Implant?

By now just about everyone has heard about “dental implants”.  Thanks to television commercials, we are constantly presented with the idea that we could have “new teeth in a day”.   But this simply is not the case for most, and I am going to share with you the real truth here. The truth is that […]