Sleep Deprivation Sensitizes Jaw Muscles

Sleep Deprivation Sensitizes Jaw Muscles

Author: Mayoor, Patel, DDS, MS In yet another study we are introduced to a relationship between sleep and pain. While we have talked about this connection before, I think it is worth noting this study and what has been said. Researchers stated that it is unknown...
Low Adherence to CPAP Therapy in Patients with PTSD

Low Adherence to CPAP Therapy in Patients with PTSD

Author: Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS Approximately 80 percent of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have at least one comorbid psychiatric disorder. The most common comorbid disorders include depression, alcohol and drug abuse, and other anxiety...
The Way that CBD Helps with Chronic Pain

The Way that CBD Helps with Chronic Pain

Image via Unsplash CBD has become a popular therapeutic drug, offering relief for chronic pain and more. But how does CBD help with pain, and what’s the best way to use it to manage chronic pain? Understand how CBD works and what it can do for pain management....
Jaw Pain and Sleep

Jaw Pain and Sleep

Author: Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS If a patient is suffering from jaw pain, how do they get comfortable and sleep at night? This is often a common question from patients who are struggling to get that good night’s rest every night. Getting a good night’s rest is...
Help Patients Understand Their Risk for TMD

Help Patients Understand Their Risk for TMD

Author: Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw or constant headaches, you know just how uncomfortable it can be. These problems, as well as tense muscles, are often the result of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Therefore, it is important for...