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TMJ Ear Pain

When most people think about the symptoms of TMJ disorders, they think about symptoms specifically in the joint. However, you might not realize that issues in your jaw joint can affect other parts of your head, including your ears. In fact, ear pain is one of the most common symptoms of TMJ disorders. Unfortunately, because TMJ disorders are often misunderstood, this ear pain ends up being misdiagnosed as an ear infection.

Arthritis and TMJ Disorders

Arthritis and TMJ Disorders

According to the CDC, approximately 58.5 million people have “doctor-diagnosed arthritis.” When most people think of arthritis, they think about knees, hips, and fingers. However, arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw joint. In fact, arthritis is a common cause of TMJ disorders.

TMJ Headaches and Migraines

TMJ Headaches and Migraines

Your jaw joints, otherwise known as TMJs, are two of the most important joints in your body. They make it possible for you to open and close your mouth to eat and speak. You probably don’t think about your jaw joints often, but when they are damaged, they can cause some serious pain. This is known as a TMJ disorder.

The Cost of TMJ Surgery

The Cost of TMJ Surgery

The cost of TMJ surgery is often a deciding factor for a lot of patients. Mild TMJ disorders can be treated with non-surgical options and will usually be cheaper to treat. However, there are times when surgery is necessary and that’s when you need to consider the cost and benefits of TMJ surgery. Any type of surgery will be expensive, so it may be helpful to understand the factors affecting the cost, whether or not insurance will cover your procedure, and what to do if insurance doesn’t work out.

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Smoking and Sleep Apnea

Smoking and Sleep Apnea

by Dr. Scott BoldingIt’s common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. Unfortunately, according to the CDC, approximately, 37 million Americans still smoke tobacco despite the fact that smoking can lead to a number of health issues including: Lung cancer...

Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

by Dr. Scott Bolding If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, it’s important to treat it as soon as possible. Not treating sleep apnea can have a major impact on your life. When your breathing is interrupted due to sleep apnea, your body wakes up...

Sleep Studies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Studies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

by Dr. Scott BoldingWhen it comes to treating any medical condition, a thorough diagnosis is essential. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is no different. Diagnosing sleep apnea helps us know what is going on while you sleep so we can create a treatment plan. But before...

MMA Surgery for Sleep Apnea

MMA Surgery for Sleep Apnea

by Dr. Scott BoldingTable of Contents01. What is MMA Surgery?02. When is MMA Surgery Necessary?03. How Issues in the Jaw Can Cause Sleep Apnea?04. What Are the Potential Side Effects Associated with MMA Surgery?05. An MMA Success StoryTreating obstructive sleep apnea...

Should I Get Surgery for Sleep Apnea?

Should I Get Surgery for Sleep Apnea?

by Dr. Scott BoldingWhen we treat any condition, it’s important that to remember our goal is to treat the underlying cause of the condition and hopefully cure the disease or condition if possible. If we do not cure the underlying cause, then we become lifelong symptom...

Types of Sleep Apnea Surgery

Types of Sleep Apnea Surgery

by Dr. Scott BoldingThere are many different factors that can contribute to obstructive sleep apnea. We need to look at how we can address these root causes. Sleep apnea surgery is often a good option for patients who have a hard time adapting to their CPAP. Surgery...

How to Prepare for Sleep Apnea Surgery

How to Prepare for Sleep Apnea Surgery

by Dr. Scott BoldingMoving forward with sleep apnea surgery is a big decision. Once you’ve talked it over with your doctor, and you’ve decided it’s the right way to go, you’ll want to know what’s next. You’ll want to know what to expect and what you need to do to...

TMJ Ear Pain

TMJ Ear Pain

When most people think about the symptoms of TMJ disorders, they think about symptoms specifically in the joint. However, you might not realize that issues in your jaw joint can affect other parts of your head, including your ears. In fact, ear pain is one of the most common symptoms of TMJ disorders. Unfortunately, because TMJ disorders are often misunderstood, this ear pain ends up being misdiagnosed as an ear infection.

TMJ Headaches and Migraines

TMJ Headaches and Migraines

Your jaw joints, otherwise known as TMJs, are two of the most important joints in your body. They make it possible for you to open and close your mouth to eat and speak. You probably don’t think about your jaw joints often, but when they are damaged, they can cause some serious pain. This is known as a TMJ disorder.