Potential Causes of Facial Pain From Arthritis to TMJ

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If you’re experiencing facial pain, you’re not alone. While this may be caused by a variety of reasons, such as jaw arthritis and migraines, it could also be due to a temporomandibular disorder such as TMJ. As a result of these and other related issues, you may also be experiencing trouble falling or staying asleep.

Recent data shows that over 15% adults within the United States experience chronic facial pain. In addition to 37 million people suffering from migraines in this country, 35 million have been diagnosed with TMJ, 95% of which are women.

A recent study was published in the Journal of Dental Research. The results of this study showed that the participants with obstructive sleep apne Continue reading

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