Are You Making Your Pain Worse? I Am…

Welcome to a new feature on the blog: Conversations with My Pain Doctor. I thought of doing this column for you because my pain doctor has some really interesting insights. After all, every day he sees many pain patients who are at different parts of their journeys, each struggling in their own way to live…

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An interview with John Lucas, inventor of the Face Caddy.

One of the most recommended products we’ve come across for helping TMJ disorder is the Face Caddy. Its inventor, John Lucas, contacted us about two years ago and asked if he could send us some free samples to give away to our members to see if they liked it. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Of course,…

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The View From the Other Side of the Chair……A Dentists Journey With TMJ Disorder

We received this email from a dentist and wanted to share his journey with you. The tips he offers come from the perspective of not only a dentist, but also a patient.   Hi Stacy, Before you think, oh, no just someone looking to advertise his prowess in what is (sadly) an already competitive market…

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Tip Tuesday: How to Deal with Increased Jaw Pain from Cold Weather

Well, I have finally turned off my air conditioning in my bedroom and office… this is huge for me, considering I need the cool temperature when I sleep. When I had to start wearing a thick, fuzzy, long sleeved robe over my clothes at the computer to keep my arms and hands from freezing, I…

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What to Do When Your Doctor Doesn’t Believe Your Pain

  One of the most maddening things you could ever hear as a patient is, “I don’t know what’s wrong with you, maybe it’s all in your head.” Putting aside the obvious (and really tired) joke that, yes, it IS in my head, there is nothing funny about that statement. When you are struggling with…

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You’ve Been Told You May Need Surgery…. Now What???

TMJ Surgery? Now What?

I remember the doctor appointment like it was yesterday… I was sitting in the dental chair with my legs swung over to the side, facing my surgeon. He had “that look” on his face – you might know the one….a mixture of concern and, “I don’t really want to tell you this, but…” It was…

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Considering TMJ Surgery? Join Us for a Free Online Class

The Surgery Sessions

In the past 6 or so months, the number of questions we have received both via email and on our Facebook page about surgery has skyrocketed. There are so many questions that it is hard for us to answer them all! So, we have created a new, free online class to help those of you…

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Join Us for September’s Feel Better Challenge!

Click the status update below to read and join our Feel Better Challenge on Facebook! Post by TMJ Hope.

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5 Tips Every TMJD Patient Needs to Know About Insurance (Plus a free download!)

Insurance claim

Recently I decided I wanted to do something a little different, and announced on our Facebook page that I was doing free 30 minute calls for people who are considering TMJ surgery. I’ve now had most of these calls, and was really interested to see what the common threads were among the patients I talked…

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Finding a Safe Dental Practice

Patient safety must be an essential component of high quality oral health care, but how do you know that your dentist is providing an environment that decreases your risk of injury or harm during the delivery of that care? It is important to look for “Red flags”. The more red flags you notice, the higher the…

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