4 common causes of jaw pain

Jaw pain can cause considerable discomfort, and often affects the ears, teeth, neck and facial muscles. If you suffer from a tight or stiff jaw, you may also notice clicking...


Pain relief for TMJ

TMJ disorder is a relatively common condition — in fact, around four in ten people experience signs of the disorder at some point in their lives. That said, only around...


What affects the success of dental implants?

If you're missing a tooth, you may have considered a dental implant. Implants are a highly effective solution for restoring oral function as well as enhancing the aesthetics of one's...


Who has an implant candidate?

Dental implants are an effective solution for restoring oral form and function. In fact, they have become a very important part of modern dentistry with millions of people having successfully...


New Study Links Tooth Loss and Hypertension

A recent study has discovered that postmenopausal women who suffer from tooth loss could be at greater risk of developing high blood pressure. Should we be concerned? How did the...


What is TMJ disorder?

TMJ disorder is fairly common and 4 out of 10 patients will experience it during their lifetime, which is why at OMFS in Melbourne we know how important it is...


Pain relief for TMJ

TMJ disorder is a relatively common condition. That said, only around five percent of people who have symptoms of TMJ disorder will actually ever require surgery. So, if you are...


Surgically-assisted maxillary expansion

Authors: Woods M, Wiesenfeld D, Probert T. Abstract A combined surgical and orthodontic technique for management of transverse maxillary deficiencies in mature patients is described and discussed. Special references are...


Temporomandibular pain dysfunction disorder resulting from road traffic accidents–an Australian study.

Authors: Probert TC, Wiesenfeld D, Reade PC. Abstract The relationship between temporomandibular pain dysfunction disorder (TMPD) and trauma to the head and neck is unclear. A retrospective analysis of the...


Respiratory epithelium in a mandibular cyst after grafting of autogenous bone.

Authors: Nastri AL, Hookey SR. Abstract The case of an interesting mandibular cyst is presented. The pathogenesis of this cyst may be related to implantation of epithelial remnants in an...