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Posted April 30, 2014:What to do about TMD (TMJ) - What causes TMD?
In many cases, the cause of the disorder is unknown. However, TMD may be caused by trauma, such as injury or dislocation, or an improper bite, which affects the chewing muscles. Stress and its related behaviors, like clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth, may aggravate the condition. TMD appears to be more common in women than men, though there is no consensus as to why that might be. (AGD Impact, March 2014, Vol. 42 No. 3)
Posted April 23, 2014:What to do about TMD (TMJ) - What are the temporomandibular joints - What is TMD (TMJ)?
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, approximately 5 to 12 percent of people suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, more commonly known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD), which describes a variety of conditions affecting the joints, muscles, and nerves in the jaw. Learn more about the signs and symptoms associated with this painful problem.
What are the temporomandibular joints?
Located on each side of your face, the temporomandibular joints connect your lower jaw to your skull. These joints and their accompanying muscles allow you to open and close your mouth, and to move your lower jaw from side to side. You can feel these joints by placing your fingers in front of your ears and opening your mouth.
What is TMD (TMJ)?
TMD occurs when the temporomandibular joint is damaged or deteriorated, or when the muscles surrounding the joint malfunction, causing imbalanced jaw movement. The chronic muscle pain and spasms associated with this condition often can be quite painful. (AGD Impact, March 2014, Vol. 42 No. 3)
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Posted July 15, 2013:Congratulations to Dr. Norman Magnuson
Dr. Norman Magnuson has been welcomed to the membership of the American Association of Dental Boards. Dr. Magnuson has been on the Oregon Board of Dentistry since 2006. He served as president of the Oregon Board from 2010-2011. He will conclude his second term in 2014 and has enjoyed serving on the board.
Posted January 14, 2013:Congratulations Dr. Magnuson
Dr. Norman D. Magnuson was awarded by the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, General Dentist of the Year. He received this award because his outstanding citizenship and service to dentistry. Practicing in Eugene, Oregon since 1982. He has been very involved in the community currently serving on the Oregon Board of Dentistry, Western Regional Exam Board and Examiner, also in 2007 started a free dental clinic to help those in community. Dr. Magnuson is proud to receive this award but looks forward to doing more in the future.
Posted August 13, 2012:Dr. Norman D. Magnuson recieved his AGD Master's Degree
Dr. Norman D. Magnuson just received his Master Degree from the Academy of General Dentistry on June 23, 2012. This was accomplished by 1100 hours of disciplined and comprehensive dental study covering all aspects of dentistry.
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