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Trismus Part Four – Treatment and Prevention

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This is our last in the series of blogs about Trismus. We will look at the treatment and prevention of it. Trismus – Recap Trismus is difficulty opening the jaw. It is a temporary condition lasting approximately two weeks. Trismus … Continue reading

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Trismus: Often Confused with Lockjaw

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The layman’s term for Trismus is lockjaw. The question is “what is Trismus?” Is it when you can’t open as wide as you normally would be able to (normal mouth opening is 35-45 mm) or is it when you’ve already … Continue reading

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Pericoronitis – Part 3

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In the last blog, we discussed that Pericoronitis can be confused with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). This may be a good time to brush up on the anatomy of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and on the subject of TMD. You … Continue reading

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What exactly do we check for when we do a TMJ exam?

Posted on by Dr. Robert Axelrad (Brampton Dentist)

This is the last entry in the TMD series. I felt that it was important to end the series with this entry, because the information provided may help those of you who have TMD symptoms to figure out what they … Continue reading

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TMD: Treatment Options

Posted on by Dr. Robert Axelrad (Brampton Dentist)

We’re almost there…you guys are doing great. But, alas, there are still a couple of points to touch on; namely, ‘How to treat TMD.’ There are various treatment options for TMD…these are: 1) Dealing with stress: Try meditation and relaxation … Continue reading

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Signs and symptoms of TMD

Posted on by Dr. Robert Axelrad (Brampton Dentist)

I want to tell all of you out there who have been reading my blogs that I appreciate it very much and it means a lot that ‘you’ would take the time to read them. The series “Let’s get to … Continue reading

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What Causes TMD?

Posted on by Dr. Robert Axelrad (Brampton Dentist)

In third installment of our TMJ/TMD series, I’ll explain the most common causes of TMD. Bruxism: This is when you clench your teeth together and move them slowly back and forth in a gnawing/gnashing way. When you clench 2 things … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

Posted on by Dr. Robert Axelrad (Brampton Dentist)

I actually feel as if I’m back in dental school, except this time, I’m not the student…I’m the teacher. My goal with this entry is to make sure that information relating to TMJ, which can get quite technical, is presented … Continue reading

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An introduction to Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Posted on by Dr. Robert Axelrad (Brampton Dentist)

“It hurts when I open my mouth…” “My jaw makes a noise when I open and close…” “My ears hurt…“ “I clench my teeth…“ “My jaws hurt…“ “I get headaches…“ “My neck hurts…” “I have TMJ…“ These are common patient … Continue reading

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