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 because [...]

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|

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|

Ice Cream Headaches and Migraines

In discussing TMJ headaches, we discussed a potential explanation for ice cream headaches as referred pain headaches. Now it turns out another explanation is gaining popularity, and shows that ice cream headaches may be closely related to migraines. Ice Cream Headaches May Be Vascular It turns out that ice cream headaches, also called [...]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Headaches, TMJ|