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Dr. Martin Gorman is an extremely trained dental specialist in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), rest problems as well as Mini Dental Implants. He has actually invested 30+ years finding out and then exercising the most sophisticated technology and then research study to bring alleviation to his individuals. The heart of his practice is targeted at treating migraines and then facial discomfort pertaining to TMJ conditions, and also to provide a reliable option treatment choice to the undesirable CPAP tool for people operating sleep conditions. In addition, Dr. Gorman gives an one-of-a-kind tool to people who are missing out on teeth and then battle daily operating their prosthetic gadgets. This denture stabilization system remains in need due to the fact that there is no demand for cuts or stitches. Much more significantly, within one go to the individual can be on their means operating a safe denture, able to consume as well as talk to convenience.

Dr. Gorman supplies a comprehensive range of preventative, cosmetic and also corrective therapies executed with compassion as well as an eye for information. He deals with the underlying causes, not just the signs, of dental troubles to create attractive, healthy smiles that last a life time.

TMJ problems could trigger head as well as neck discomfort, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and jaw pain. Many migraines are brought on by (1) inflammation of muscle mass and also joints of the head and also neck and then (2) squeezing or grinding of teeth (bruxism).

Because of the multifaceted encounter he has actually gotten while collaborating with experts in TMJ therapy, consisting of physicians, ear nose and also throat medical professionals, dental practitioners, chiropractic physicians, physiotherapists as well as all-natural health professionals, Dr. Gorman inspires a distinct, multidisciplinary technique to assist people discover real relief from their TMJ signs. Dr. Gorman thinks that stability between all dental structures permits the creation of an all-natural, vibrant looking smile and then advertises the upkeep of a healthy and balanced chewing system that will offer a lifetime of ideal comfort, function and also charm.



  1. Diane Sosa

    December 27, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    thank you for your response Doc. very timely, because i am trouble with my
    locked jaw which started yesterday.

  2. tam mcbride

    December 29, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Beautiful teeth

    • Dr. Martin N. Gorman, DDS

      January 18, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      +tam mcbride yours or mine

  3. Martin Laird

    January 17, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Dr Gorman, I really found this video informative and I think your patient
    manner and knowledge base are excellent. I’m a first year Dental Student
    and I actually suffer from TMJ pain as well as referred neck and ear pain
    and headaches. Your video really enlightened me!

    • Dr. Martin N. Gorman, DDS

      January 18, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      +Martin Laird Where are you in school? What treatment are you planning?
      What do the professors suggest?

    • Martin Laird

      January 18, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Hey Dr, I’m a Scottish student studying in Glasgow Dental Hospital and
      School! They recommended I use a splint but I did sustain a neck injury in
      my C1 region which has affected my hearing, TMJ and I believe my occlusion
      all of which contribute to dizziness and headaches! It sounds like alot of
      stuff but I think I can pin it down to the one neck injury.

    • Dr. Martin N. Gorman, DDS

      January 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      +Martin Laird With a C1 issue you should think about seeing a chiropractor,
      specifically an atlas-orthogonist. If you google Dr. Chris Chapman, you can
      review his chiro/C1 relationship to mandibular position in the fossae. With
      the appliance I use, its the continual adjustments as the jaw moves that
      eventually stabilizes the condyle and the bite. Remember as the mandible
      moves, all the teeth move with it. In regards to your accident…what I do
      is the same…move the mandible to its “stable condylar position” and in
      over 90% of cases you will get an excellent result.

    • Martin Laird

      January 19, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      +Dr. Martin N. Gorman, DDS Thanks very much for your advice sir! I hate to
      be cheesy but do you have any advice for the next 5 years of dental school
      I’ll be going through?

  4. Happy thoughts

    February 11, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Had this…didn’t work not to say it won’t work for others. I wore it at
    night and I just grinded through the piece. Any one heard of DTR procedure?
    I’ve heard positive things about it.

  5. Valeeyah Esquillo

    February 19, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Hello Dr Martin. I’m a dentist and I’m a general practitioner. My patient
    has difficulty in opening wide her mouth because she has a tendency to
    lock. I need to do several restorative fillings but due to her TMJ problem,
    I find it difficult to do. What suggestion do you recommend..thank you for
    your advice

  6. cosmic babby

    March 7, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Thank u for the vid do I see a dentist for this

  7. Pastora Mendoza

    March 13, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    TMJ is one of the worse nightmares.. I’ve almost lost my mind and my issues
    worsening within the years discomfort 24/7 I’m not on treatment since I’ve
    found out tht there’s hundreds of treatments with no success cause Doctor
    said its really difficult find the real cause in every case is different So
    I Havent go back to be check up The Only Relief has being 24/7 prayers and
    I am being doing so much better for the last few days … Hope my relief it
    last and this TMJ monster Is Gone forever Goneee!!! Prayers really works!!!
    Praise God !!!

  8. ProtagonistNonTheist

    March 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Put putting a plastic piece ien her mouth doesn’t fundamentally address the
    problem. If the problem is her bite, won’t she need braces to fix hr bite?
    Or some kind of repair surgery to adjust the teeth so that the bite is
    fixed? She said she first had problems after having cavities filled, which
    means the dentist did something wrong, in which case shouldn’t it be
    corrected rather than her having to hold a piece of plastic between her
    teeth all the time?

  9. Dr. Martin N. Gorman, DDS

    March 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    The plastic appliance in this video is an emergency appliance to separate
    the teeth so that the jaw muscles relax and the condyle seats or starts to
    seat in the anatomic socket. We use 3 different upper appliances depending
    on history, severity , exam results and longevity. The piece of plastic is
    adjusted until pain is resolved and the jaw is no longer moving; the jaw is
    in a stable condylar position. This can take a few days or many months.
    Once phase 1 is complete we then develop a treatment plan to have the teeth
    do exactly what the appliance has been doing. This can involve bite
    adjustments, ortho, bonding, veneers , crowns and even jaw surgery. Yes,
    sometimes , the cause is faulty dentistry. The issue is, if I just start
    adjusting somebody else’s work it becomes my work and if the adjustment
    doesn’t work I’m responsible. So by using and properly adjusting appliances
    I know what l am doing, and know when I adjust somebody else’s dentistry my
    adjustments will work. Martin Gorman DDS. 818-995-1891

  10. Rico x

    April 28, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Hello. I have constantly deviated jaw -when I keep mouth closed or opened
    due hypercorrection of zygomatic bone reposition surgery, The bone is set
    2mm outward too much and 1mm too much forward from it’s original position.
    Before surgery I did not have deviated jaw and no symptoms of related
    TMJD. I’ve been suffering deviated jaw immediately since surgery, but TMJD
    appeared 6 weeks later. In another 2 weeks I got hearing issues. I’m really
    depressed. Surgeons think it has no relation to my problem… but i think
    there is… The surgeon moved the bone wrongly – too agressive change for
    my masseter muscle, which now pulls the jaw. IT was moved 5-6mm outward +
    2mm forward. So it’s about 7-8mm of change for anterior part of masseter
    muscle upper line attachment while the lower one on the jaw stayed in the
    same positon. I belive my muscle is too twisted and too stretched. It can’t
    adjust . Surgeon crossed the critical points beyond my soft tissues can’t
    adjust. I know you must see me to have better ideal what’s going on, but
    do you think I may have little right ? I even wonder about all muscle
    relationship, while the masseter muscle was put too much away It’s only 2-3
    mm .. but for face it may be a lot….I belive I have to put that bone a
    bit back, but no surgeon wants to help me… and irreverible changes become
    soon. It’ 5 months after surgery – no improvement. I was using splint…. I
    had some physiotherpa.. no improvement nothing.. the jaw is still deviated
    about 1mm to the operated side. What it can be ? Do you have idea. I’m
    looking for a help..any information may be helpful for me

  11. Maria Fernanda Magurno

    May 1, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Hello Doctor Gorman, I am a dentist myself. I have a Patient with
    diminished VDO. I explained she needed a full mouth reconstruction to
    augment VDO, but she can’t afford it at the time. She was having pain in
    jaw and clicking, I gave her an occlusal appliance with anterior guidance
    and did proper adjustments for the splint to have contacts everywhere in
    centric. She presents 2 weeks later and states she doesn’t have any more
    pain and her clicking went away, but now when she doesn’t have the splint,
    she deviates to the right upon closing and occludes only on that side and
    no contacts towards left. Why can this be happening? any suggestions?,
    we’re on Florida. Thanks.

  12. Dr. Martin N. Gorman, DDS

    May 1, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Maria Magurno, you seem to be on the right track. I’m sure when you
    delivered the appliance it was in balance. But once patient starts to use
    24/7 you get healing in joint, muscle relaxation. Therefore the mandible
    moves along with all the teeth. That’s why the appliance must be
    continually adjusted until the jaw becomes stable. I recommend the
    appliance be built at the patients correct VDO and adjusted accordingly.
    Either add or remove acrylic to maintain the VDO you want. There are less
    invasive restorative procedures available for increasing VDO but this is
    not a classroom. Best of luck Martin Gorman DDS 818-995-1891

    • Tony Stark

      June 7, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Im having jaw pain When anxiety attack me.

  13. Dr. Martin N. Gorman, DDS

    May 1, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    X Don. Sorry you having issues. First read comments to Maria about effect
    of appliance. The same applies to you. You needed appliance therapy prior
    to surgery so your jaw would be stable in the socket. When stable, now you
    know where to move teeth bones and muscles. Issue you have is jaw was not
    stable and after surgery it moved creating your problem, including TMd. I
    suggesting confirming with exam and then properly adjusted upper appliance.
    Usually takes about one week to properly asjust seeing you 2-4 times daily.
    Best of luck Martin Gorman DDS. 818-995-1891

  14. JamesJamal98

    May 3, 2016 at 12:51 am

    I wonder how that girl’s doing?

  15. Nancy Jones

    May 9, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Doc you are great!!! I just wish I lived in L.A.!!!

  16. Jose Lopez

    May 16, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    I started get intense pain on my left side of my jaw /ears…I think from
    eating a lot hard candy. Would that cause tmj?

  17. Joseph Foster

    May 28, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Dr Gorman, recently my front 4 teeth on upper and lower feel a little
    loose. I had Gingivitis but after having a deep cleaning and flossing
    regularly my gums don’t bleed anymore. I don’t have gum recession and I’m
    trying to figure out why my teeth feel a little loose. Could be from
    grinding but I don’t have headaches and don’t have symptoms of grinding. My
    dentist told me it’s normal for a little teeth movement which is crazyness
    in my book….they’ve never felt loose before. I’m 37, is this normal? My
    teeth have been aching for a couple weeks. 

  18. Bryan Yuen

    June 17, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Hey doc, would splint therapy help recapture my tmj disc for anterior disc
    displacement without reduction

  19. beanandpopcorn

    June 17, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Wish I had saw this sooner. l woke up one morning to something pulling in
    my inner check area on right side. Had no idea what it was, really weird.
    This was happening off and on for two days. After that I noticed on right
    side of my face looks swollen, not by much but I can see the difference
    when looking in the mirror. So far I have off and on tingling sensation on
    right side of my face, headaches, right side neck pain, right side ear pain
    and sometimes weird sensation on right side of throat. It has persisted and
    I now have sensation in my right arm as if I laid on it wrong or its sleep,
    sometimes travels down my right leg. Also, right eye twitches from time to

    I have a retainer but try not to sleep with it in my mouth because of
    grinding my teeth at night.

  20. liza smith

    July 1, 2016 at 5:36 am

    hi dr gorman i have question i use a mago aplliance for bout 4 yrs now from
    a dentist in michigan he only did study models on a articulator and no
    exrays ..i worry that it changed my bite drastically as i get jaw joint
    flare ups usualy around menstrual cycleor dental work ect..while i do think
    i been told previously there is some arthitis in the joint just worried i
    guess ..and lately been having chewing diffuculties ..its been about 6
    mnths since last adjustmnt.

    • Dr. Martin N. Gorman, DDS

      July 1, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      Liza, it’s normal for your jaw to move and bite to change with MAGO use.
      Mago is just the first phase of treatment…pain relief and jaw joint
      stabilization.When the jaw moves to its natural position, all the teeth
      move, so your bite changes. Once phase 1 is complete you move to phase 2,
      which is having your teeth changed, adjusted, corrected to do the same as
      the Mago. Then the Mago becomes a night guard. If you would like to know
      about arthritis have a 3-D x-ray or an MRI. Everyone is different, but when
      the jaw moves in the socket it remodels/reshapes then the jaw and teeth
      continue to move, so your bites changes again. Therefore, Mago’s and the
      final treatment require fine tuning on occasion. Best of luck with your
      health, Martin Gorman,DDS 818-995-1891

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