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Category: TMJ

Does TMD Cause Vertigo?

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Thu 02/02/2017

In Dr. Michael Cortese’s last blog post, he detailed the common and debilitating ways that temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain can interfere with a person’s everyday life. In this post, he wants to explore a lesser-known TMJ symptom: vertigo. Read on to learn more about the potential link between TMJ disorder and vertigo.

How TMJ Pain Impacts Everyday Life

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Wed 01/18/2017

The pain of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be localized, but you may find its effect on your life more widespread. Dr. Michael Cortese, well-known TMJ specialist in New Jersey, is very familiar with the effects of TMJ pain. Dr. Michael Cortese of Princeton Prosthodontics meets individuals that struggle with constant discomfort. Here, he reveals…

Tooth Brushing Tips for Those with TMD

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Tue 01/03/2017

Dr. Michael Cortese of Princeton Prosthodontics is compassionate to those that suffer pain related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). He encourages anyone that is in pain to contact him for more information about diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, Dr. Cortese wants patients to know how important it is not to let dental health habits…

How to Reduce TMD Pain in Cold Weather

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Fri 11/04/2016

The change of seasons in New Jersey can be difficult for individuals suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Just as cold temperatures can make the arms and legs shiver and tingle, they can cause the jaw muscles to tense up, exacerbating TMJ pain. At times during the months of November through March, the weather can…

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…