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Archives for: October 20th, 2016

Does Teeth Grinding Lead to TMD?

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Thu 10/20/2016

Bruxism, which is the medical term for chronic teeth grinding/clenching, is often a subconscious problem, meaning people do it without even realizing it. Many people suffer from sleep bruxism, which means they grind or clench the teeth in their sleep. Dr. Michael Cortese can detect signs of bruxism during a routine dental exam; usually the…

Are TMD and Ear Pain Related?

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Wed 10/05/2016

Some of Dr. Michael Cortese’s patients at Princeton Prosthodontics that seek treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder have reported feeling ear pain. Although ear pain does not always indicate TMJ problems, it is a common symptom. Dr. Cortese thought it would be helpful to discuss the relationship between ear pain and TMJ disorder in more detail,…