Acupressure Points That May Relieve TMJ Pain

Jaw pain is at an all time high here in Southern California and across the rest of the U.S.. Throw the New Year into the mix, and you can bet that TMJ disorder patients are really struggling this time of year. Other than professional TMJ disorder treatment here at TMJ Therapy Sleep Solution, there is… Read more »

How Diabetes and a TMJ Disorder May Be Connected

Diabetes is a very serious and common epidemic in the United States. It affects 1 in 4 people over the age of 65. That figure, combined with those who are pre-diabetic, puts the number at 100-million Americans living with the condition. While diabetes is primarily related to blood sugar levels, it may comes as a… Read more »

Study Shows Sleep Apnea More Common Than Previously Thought

More people are getting less shut-eye at night due to sleep apnea than doctors initially thought. Statistics Have Doubled According to a study ResMed presented at SLEEP 2019, roughly 170 million people across North and South America have sleep apnea. That’s 37% of adults.  The three countries with the highest reported sleep apnea cases are:… Read more »

5 Signs Your TMJ is Trying to Get Your Attention

Do you suffer from pain in your jaw that has baffled other health care providers? Are you at your wits end trying to relieve the pain? Have you been told that you’re “just imagining” your jaw pain? We’ve seen all of this before, and we understand. The pain you’re experiencing may be coming directly from… Read more »

FAQ: Should I Use Heat or Ice For My TMJ Pain?

Which is better: Ice or heat for TMJ pain? This is a common question we get at our TMJ Therapy Sleep Solution practice. In a nutshell: Ice is for traumatic injuries or inflammation, and heat is for muscles. Icing an Injury Ice is recommended for calming down damaged superficial tissues, such as the joints, that… Read more »

How Does an Injury Cause a TMJ Disorder?

The temporomandibular joint is the place where your lower jawbone connects to your skull. It’s a complex area that includes bones of the jaw and skull, the cartilage and other soft tissues that cushion the joint, and the muscles and tendons that move the jaw and hold it in place. Any one of the structures… Read more »


For the first time, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) will stage its heralded Annual International Clinical Symposium outside of the United States. And what better venue than Toronto, the cultural and entertainment capital of Canada! The AACP’s very active Canadian Chapter will host its annual membership meeting in conjunction with our clinical program,… Read more »

Bad Things Can Happen If You Grind Your Teeth Too Often

Here are some jaw-dropping fact about teeth grinding: – Roughly thirty to forty million Americans grind their teeth at night. That’s roughly 10% of the population. – Every time you grind your teeth, you put as much as 200 pounds of pressure per square inch. That’s 10 times the force you exert on your teeth… Read more »

How TMD is Linked to Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

For some people, pain isn’t as simple as a headache. Sometimes pain occurs in many parts of the body. And it’s constant. Interestingly enough, doctors have discovered that many pain conditions are linked. In fact, researchers now call these conditions “chronic overlapping pain conditions” or COPC for short. Affecting mostly women of childbearing age, scientists… Read more »

Rating Your Pain According to the “Pain Scale”

As a TMJ dentist in Los Angeles, we are always asking our patients to rate their pain on a scale of 1 to 10. Asking this allows us to gauge just how badly a patient is hurting. But so many times, our patients don’t know how to interpret their pain. Oddly enough, they just don’t… Read more »