Bruxism: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

By Noshir R. Mehta 1Noshir R. Mehta. Bruxism: Tooth Grinding and Clenching [Internet]. Version 16. Knol. 2008 Jul 23. Available from: http://knol.google.com/k/noshir-r-mehta/bruxism/D3iAfFNV/kRAr4Q. (Original no longer available, published under here under a Creative Commons License Professor and Chairman of General Dentistry and Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center Tufts Dental School, Boston MA What is Bruxism? … Read more

Masseter Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before you read about masseter trigger points and the pain they cause, you may want to find out more about the masseter muscle. Masseter Trigger Points and Referred Pain The masseter muscle can easily become chronically tense with trigger points and it is the most likely muscle to cause severe problems with opening the jaw. … Read more

Temporalis Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before you read about temporalis muscle pain from trigger points, you may want to find out more about the temporalis muscle. The temporalis muscle is a very-hardworking muscle of the jaw. Even though it is located on the side of the head, its primary function is to assist in closing and retracting the jaw as … Read more

Sternocleidomastoid Trigger Points and Referred Pain Patterns

Before reading about sternocleidomastoid trigger points, you may want to find out more about the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Sternocleidomastoid Trigger Point Causes and Symptoms There is rarely pain present in the sternocleidomastoids themselves but they have the potential to refer a large amount of pain to areas of the head, face, throat, and sternum (see trigger … Read more