As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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Does TMD Cause Vertigo?

Submitted by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Thu 02/02/2017 - 09:00

In Dr. Michael Cortese’s last blog post, he detailed the common and debilitating ways that temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain can interfere with a person’s everyday life. In this post, he wants to explore a lesser-known TMJ symptom: vertigo. Read on to learn more about the potential link between TMJ disorder and vertigo.

What Is Vertigo?

Vertigo is the sensation of feeling dizzy or off-balance. During a spell of vertigo, objects may feel as though they are moving (when they are not), or the room may feel like it is spinning or swaying.

The Link between TMD and Vertigo

Inside the ear is a tiny organ called a labyrinth that helps to make up the body’s vestibular system, or the system responsible for keeping the body balanced. The labyrinth contains three canals that are filled with fluid that tells us if we are moving. The movement of this fluid sends the brain signals about balance and the body’s position.

If any part of the labyrinth is disturbed, including the fluid filling the labyrinth’s canals, it disrupts the signals going to the brain, and causes feelings of dizziness, being off-balance or vertigo.

The labyrinth is positioned in the temporal bone of the skull — the same bone where the TMJ attaches to the skull. Therefore, if the TMJ becomes inflamed, misaligned or otherwise damaged, it is likely to affect the nearby labyrinth.

Getting Relief from Dizziness

Vertigo is frightening, inconvenient and in serious cases, could lead to substantial injuries. Dizziness while walking or driving could cause a fall or even a motor vehicle accident. For this reason, it is important to be checked by a medical professional who can identify the root cause of the vertigo.

If Dr. Cortese tests you and finds a diagnosis of TMD, his 12 week therapy program (using evidence-based researched protocols) can provide relief from your vertigo symptoms.

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For more information about TMD testing and treatment, please contact Princeton Prosthodontics and request a consultation with Dr. Cortese. Call or email us today to make your appointment.

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.