May 20, 2019
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is a pathologic condition where the mandible is fused to the fossa by bony or fibrotic tissues. This interferes with mastication, speech, oral hygiene, and normal life activities, and can be potentially life-threatening when struggling to acquire an airway in an emergency. Attempting to open the mouth, stretching the periosteum, can also result in pain
May 18, 2019
To analyze and compare pharyngeal airflow characteristics pre- & post–mandibular setback surgery in patients with Class III skeletal dysplasia using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Apr 13, 2019
A classification system was developed to place patients with condylar hyperplasia (CH) into categories based on histology, clinical and imaging characteristics, effects on the jaws and facial structures, and rate of occurrence.
Apr 10, 2019
Lymphoma is a common disease of the head and neck. Mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma constitutes a rare type of extranodal lymphoma. The Waldeyer’s ring is one of the most common sites of occurrence, but MALT lymphoma may also arise in salivary glands, lung, stomach, or lacrimal glands.
Apr 9, 2019
In this study, we investigated volumetric and dimensional changes to the pharyngeal airway space after isolated mandibular setback surgery for patients with Class III skeletal dysplasia.
Apr 8, 2019
Purpose: To evaluate subjective and objective outcomes of patients receiving Techmedica (currently TMJ Concepts) patient-fitted temporomandibular joint (TMJ) total joint replacement (TJR) devices after 19 to 24 years of service.
Jun 28, 2018
5 Signs You May be Suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders in existence. However, it is estimated that of the 22 million adults that are afflicted, over 80% of cases go undiagnosed — which is troublesome considering the array underlying health problems that sleep apnea can cause. Obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common of the sleep apneas, appearing in 4% of males and 2% of females worldwide, and the form that our office specializes in treating. OSA is caused by an obstruction of the upper airway (usually muscle, tissue, or the tongue) that causes breathing problems during sleep, as well as lowers the amount of oxygen in the blood. Those afflicted may not even be aware that they have OSA — especially if they sleep alone — and often attribute the multitude of other issues to something else. Here are 5 signs that you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Excessive Snoring Snoring is caused by a blocked air passage during sleep. Many patients aren’t even aware that they snore at all unless their attention has been brought to it by a bed partner. The presence …
Apr 27, 2018
Everyone experiences jaw pain from time-to-time, but the cause and subsequent treatment ranges from ibuprofen to surgery. But how do you know if that discomfort in your jaw is from sleeping in an awkward position or if it’s symptomatic of deeper issues? Any time you experience oral pain, a visit to the dentist’s office should be in order, but many will let the problem persist, expecting it to self correct eventually. In fact, studies have shown that as much as 60% of the US population have experienced temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms, but only a fraction of these people will seek treatment. Left untreated, TMD can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, and back, as well as headaches and tinnitus. These physical consequences can in-turn lead to non-physical ailments like depression, anxiety, and loss of sleep, among others. Simply put, TMD can wreak havoc on your quality of life. So how do you know if your jaw pain requires more treatment than rummaging through the medicine cabinet? Here’s three signs that a call to Dr. Movahed may be in order. Difficulty chewing, biting, and speaking Experiencing pain as a result of chewing or biting (versus a persistent twinge) is a …