Dr. Greg Jorgensen
(505) 891-9440
1401 Barbara Loop SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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Archive for the ‘TMJ Issues’ Category

It’s That Time of Year Again… or Why Teenage Patients Have More TMJ Problems in the Springtime

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on May 2nd, 2013
It’s That Time of Year Again… or Why Teenage Patients Have More TMJ Problems in the Springtime

Every spring without fail our office receives an increased number of phone calls from patients (current and former) asking to be seen for suddenly appearing jaw pain. Parents report that the teenagers have pain in their jaw that wasn’t there before and they are now experiencing trouble eating, studying, and sleeping. This happens at the same time every year and it is no coincidence. The last few weeks of April and the first couple weeks of May are the busiest and most stressful time of the year for our student patients. They have papers, projects, tests, graduation, and other end-of-year…

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Can Orthodontic Treatment Stop My Jaw from Popping and Clicking?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on June 10th, 2011
Can Orthodontic Treatment Stop My Jaw from Popping and Clicking?

Every May our office sees an increase in the number of phone calls from patients worried because their jaws have begun to pop or click. They want to be seen by the orthodontist assuming this is related to their bite. What is the real relationship between the TMJ and orthodontics? Following a landmark lawsuit in 1987 where a Michigan patient received a legal judgment against her orthodontist for giving her “TMJ,” hundreds of studies and millions of dollars have been spent by the scientific community to find if there really is a relationship between orthodontic treatment and the health of…

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