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Headaches/Migraines/Tension pain in back of skull and insomnia


abram wrote at 2007-08-30 16:09:53
Dear Dr. Scherr,

   The situation described by Ms. Darlene on 11/8/2006 is very similar to what I have - TMJ, unable to sleep at night due to abrupt awakening, feeling like I'm having a panic attack, etc.

   I've come to conclude that my situation is as a result of TMJ - bruxism in particular. I've got a specialist appointment to potentially get my wisdom tooth #17 removed (that is the only wisdom tooth I have and an bite imprint showed maximum pressure on it). I was wondering if you can provide me with Darlene's contact so that I can follow up with her to see what she has tried. Taking Magnesium supplements (along with Calcium) is helping me a lot.



matt wrote at 2012-12-20 22:53:20
Im a 24 yr old male and i have the same tension in my jaw and head, she describes the pain perfect, i doubt hormonal changes im  still dealing with this


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Steven C. Scherr, D.D.S.


My expertise is in the areas of TMJ Dysfunction, Tension Headaches and Occluso-muscle Disorders. I am a dentist with 19 years of experience, including hospital residency (Sinai Hospital of Baltimore), and training at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. Currently in private TMJ Dysfunction and Comprehensive Rehabilitative Practice near Baltimore, Maryland.


I was the Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School in 1981. I served as a General Practice Resident at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in 1981-82, and have been in private practice since that time. My practice is now located in Owings Mills, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. My studies at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Florida has enriched my practice and my patients. It was there that I learned the true meaning of caring and excellence.

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