This is an overview of treatment options that have helped some of our members. Please remember that what works for one patient might not work for another. Sometimes it takes trial and error before finding what works best for you. Chiropractor– Chiropractors usually specialize in… Read More »TMJ Disorder Treatment Options
Thank you Pete for allowing us to share your forum post. It’s now almost 2 years to the day that I had my left arthroplasty with discectomy, debridement of joint surfaces and dermis-fat graft. Before I go on, I wonder what your procedure actually is?… Read More »TMJ Arthroplasty Success Story
We hear a lot from tmd patients who have problems with grinding and clenching. Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day or grind/clench them at… Read More »Grinding/Clenching Tips
What is a patient advocate and how can they possibly help you with your TMJ journey. “Patient Advocate” is a very broad title that encompasses many types of services for patients. This article might give you some ideas of what type of patient advocate might… Read More »Do You Need a Patient Advocate?
TMJ Hope was founded in January 2010 as a support and informational resource for patients like you. What many of you may not know is that there was a site prior to TMJ Hope called TMJ Friends. I have personally been involved in the advocacy… Read More »Why I’m Stepping Down – And How It Should Give You Hope
1. Dealing With Insurance If your insurance company denies coverage for your TMJ surgery there are several steps you can take. The important thing to remember is to be consistent, and pay attention to deadlines. You may appeal the decision not to pay by writing… Read More »TMJ Surgery Toolbox..Ten Things That Will Help You Get Ready
We get a lot of questions about insurance, and what to do when you can’t afford the high cost. Here is a resource that we thought might be helpful The Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program is uniquely designed to help those who are uninsured, income-eligible… Read More »Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program
Apple Cinnamon Oat Shake 1 cup milk or vanilla soymilk 1/2 cup applesauce 1 pouch plain instant oatmeal 1/2 tablespoon honey 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Blend until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup ice cubes, blend again Apple Coconut Ginger 1/4 c Apple juice… Read More »30 Days of Smoothies