Greg Goddard D.D.S.
TMJ: THE JAW CONNECTION
THE OVERLOOKED DIAGNOSIS
A Self-Care Guide to Diagnosing and Managing this Hidden Ailment
Greg Goddard D.D.S.
A comprehensive guide empowering TMJ sufferers to uncover and treat this prevalent, often misdiagnosed ailment that plagues an estimated fifty million Americans. Many of us have TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorders without knowing it. Several seemingly unrelated conditions may indicate a jaw dysfunction. For instance, do you suffer from one or more of the following?
- Jaw fatigue upon awakening from sleep
- Unexplained headaches
- Unexplained pain in or above the ears
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Ringing or hissing in the ears
- Deviation of jaw movement when opening the mouth
- Excessive wearing down of the teeth
- Unexplained dizziness
These and other signs should alert you that you may be pursuing a cure for a misdiagnosed condition that could be costing unnecessary time and expense as well as unwarranted medical tests and/or dental work.
The author, DR. GREG GODDARD, combines his extensive personal clinical experience with adjunctive therapies to help readers arrive at a treatment fitting their own circumstances. The role of muscles, joints, stress, tension, accidents, nutrition, dentistry and posture are among some of the topics explored.
“lt is estimated that 28 percent of the U.S. population has TMJ.” —Public Citizen Health Letter
“This is an excellent comprehensive guide to TMJ. I highly recommend it to patients.”
—C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Greg Goddard, D.D.S., is associate clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCSF school of Dentistry and a faculty member at the UCSF Center for Orofacial Pain. He also works half time at the Native American Health Center in San Francisco and Oakland, where he was the Dental Director for 30 years. He is a member of the Academy of Orofacial Pain and a Diplomate of The American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr Goddard is certified for Dental acupuncture by state of California. email: email@example.com