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TMJA Survey: Your Opinions and Concerns are Important to Us

Each year at this time we ask you to tell us what is on your mind regarding Temporomandibular Disorders and The TMJ Association's activities. Your voice is vital in making sure the work we do addresses the needs of the patients. Click here to take th

Temporomandibular Disorders, Dental Care and You

The daily routine of brushing and flossing your teeth can be difficult when you suffer from Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). A study published in the Journal of Orofacial Pain states that patients felt their TMD symptoms made it difficult for them to do routine dental care at home.

The Case for Temporomandibular Disorders Heritability

From time to time, The TMJ Association has reported research findings indicating that one or another form of a gene is found more frequently in patients with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) than in non-patients, suggesting a role for genetic factors in

Patient Bone-Related Safety of Botox® for Treatment of TMD

Karen Raphael, PhD, a long-time TMD researcher now at the New York University College of Dentistry, has provided the following commentary on the Susan Herring Botox® article, along with information on her plans for clinical studies of TMD patients who have been treated with Botulinum Toxin for TMD Pain.

Further Evidence that Botox® Injections Cause Bone Loss in the Jaw

An article published online in the journal Bone* by a team of French investigators confirms that injecting Botox® into jaw muscles leads to significant bone loss in adult rats.

ORTHOGNATHIC

  • Jun 18, 2014

Orthognathic surgery basically involves cutting the jaw bones and repositioning them to a desired alignment.

An abstract in the November 2009 issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics entitled, Orthognathic treatment and temporomandibular disorders: A systematic review, Part 2: Signs and symptoms and met-anaylses  stated "Although orthognathic surgery should not be advocated solely for the treating of TMD, patients having orthognatic treatment for correction of their dentofacial deformities and who are also suffering from TMD appear more likely to see improvement in their signs and symptoms than deterioration.

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