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Centralized Pain in TMD: Is It All in the Head?

We are pleased to introduce Sophia Stone, a new contributor to The TMJ Association, whose passion is to separate TMD fact from TMD fiction. Sophia has a background in medicine and research and can draw on her personal experience as a TMD patient.

TMD and Burning Mouth Syndrome

A study in the International Journal of Dental Research reporting the latest update on Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) noted two thirds of BMS patients also had Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).

Stem Cell Study of Jaw Development Could Offer Insight Into Craniofacial Flaws

Scientists in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage Crump have revealed how key genes guide the development of the jaw in zebrafish. These findings may offer clues for understanding craniofacial anomalies in human patients, who sometimes carry a mutation in equivalent genes.

Pain in Your Head Hurts More Than Elsewhere in the Body

Terrie Cowley, Co-Founder and President of The TMJ Association, often remarks that patients tell her that the pain they feel in their jaws is worse than pain elsewhere in the body.

2018 NIDCR and Hill Visits

On February 26, TMJA staff participated in the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Patient Advocacy Council (PAC), an umbrella group comprising non-profit organizations that work together to advance dental, oral,

LIVING WITH TMD - A LIFELONG CHALLENGE

  • Jun 18, 2014

Living with TMJ disorders is a lifelong challenge for many sufferers. For many, primarily women, the constant disruption caused by the symptoms of this disorder deeply affect quality of life.  Constant pain and dysfunction coupled with dubious treatments and a lack of medical recognition has pushed many sufferers into the margins.

Our hope is that the information on our website will be useful in learning about and seeking effective treatment for TMJ Disorders.

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 Living with TMJ Disorders - A Lifelong Challenge
TMD Basics
Help Yourself First
Diagnosing Your TMD
TMD Treatments
Cost of TMD
Health Care Provider Checklist
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