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Ice Cream Headaches and Migraines

Summer is the perfect time for some of your favorite hot-weather activities like swimming and of course, eating ice cream. If you’ve ever eaten ice cream or drank a cold liquid too fast, you’ve likely experienced a brain freeze. That instant painful headache might not seem like a big deal to you but it [...]

By |August 18th, 2020|Headaches, TMJ|

6 Causes of Tooth Wear

Tooth wear is different from tooth decay. It’s when your enamel is lost because of chemical and mechanical damage. While damage from tooth decay is localized to specific areas and can be treated with simple tooth-colored fillings, tooth wear is more likely to need treatment with dental crowns and possibly an entire smile makeover [...]

Irvine Innovation Could Improve TMJ Surgery

Ideally, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) should be treated before surgery is necessary. Currently, surgery for the condition is very unsuccessful. But a recent discovery at the University of California at Irvine may make TMJ surgery much more successful and could lead to better results from other joint surgeries as well. Why TMJ [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|TMJ|

When Tooth Pain Isn’t Tooth Pain

If your tooth is hurting you, you will likely go to the dentist right away to try to figure out what's wrong. Your expectation is probably that it's a cavity or some other trauma or decay-related damage to your tooth, and it often is, but it's not always. In fact, there are five common reasons [...]

By |May 21st, 2014|TMJ|

Migraine Treatment: Greater Occipital Nerve Block

There are many types of migraines, and many types of migraine treatments. It's hard to know which one might be right for you, so it's important to consider many options and talk to your doctor about them. A greater occipital nerve block (GON) is an uncommon migraine treatment that isn't recommended as a first-line treatment, [...]

By |December 6th, 2013|TMJ|
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