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Every year more than 2.5 million older Americans may be victims of elder abuse, and in some cases dentists serve as the first line of defense.



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First Comes TMD, Then Fibromyalgia?

 
Chapter: TMD Checklist

TMD checklist:

 

  • An earache without an infection
  • Jaw pain or soreness that is more prevalent in the morning or late afternoon
  • Jaw pain when you chew, bite or yawn
  • Clicking associated with pain when opening and closing your mouth
  • Difficulty opening and closing your mouth
  • Locked or stiff jaw when you talk, yawn or eat
  • Sensitive teeth when no dental problems can be found

Updated: November 2008

 
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