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Centralized Pain in TMD: Is It All in the Head?

We are pleased to introduce Sophia Stone, a new contributor to The TMJ Association, whose passion is to separate TMD fact from TMD fiction. Sophia has a background in medicine and research and can draw on her personal experience as a TMD patient.

TMD and Burning Mouth Syndrome

A study in the International Journal of Dental Research reporting the latest update on Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) noted two thirds of BMS patients also had Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).

Stem Cell Study of Jaw Development Could Offer Insight Into Craniofacial Flaws

Scientists in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage Crump have revealed how key genes guide the development of the jaw in zebrafish. These findings may offer clues for understanding craniofacial anomalies in human patients, who sometimes carry a mutation in equivalent genes.

Pain in Your Head Hurts More Than Elsewhere in the Body

Terrie Cowley, Co-Founder and President of The TMJ Association, often remarks that patients tell her that the pain they feel in their jaws is worse than pain elsewhere in the body.

2018 NIDCR and Hill Visits

On February 26, TMJA staff participated in the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Patient Advocacy Council (PAC), an umbrella group comprising non-profit organizations that work together to advance dental, oral,

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Living With TMD

If you have been diagnosed with TMD or know someone who has been, this is an excellent resource to find answers to all of your questions. You'll get a solid introduction to what TMD is and what you can expect if you have one. There are tips on how to find relief when suffering TMJ pain. There is also a comprehensive section that includes links and information on associated conditions that often "overlap" TMD, as well as links and information about books and other websites that contain useful information for TMJD sufferers.

TMJ Community

The TMJA is refocusing their efforts to offer support and advocacy for sufferers of TMJDs and those who support them. You don't have to feel alone. Read and share TMJ stories, contact your senator, and learn how to reach out to others who actually know exactly how you feel. Join the TMJ Community and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Science of TMJ

The TMJA has always sought to find better science to understand the causes of TMD and ultimately, we'd like science to find a cure. To that end, the TMJA has arranged a number of Science Meetings to bring experts in the field together to share their findings and ideas in hopes of furthering TMJ research. Take a look at some of the past Science Meeting agendas, the latest scientific articles and papers concerning TMJ, and learn more about current funding opportunities for science professionals interested in TMJ research.

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In Treating TMJ

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