November’s National TMJ Awareness Month Helps People Seeking Solutions for Their Jaw Problems

TMJ awareness can help people struggling with TMJ problems and even those who may not even know it. While sometimes symptoms can go away on their own, you will likely need intervention to relieve the cause if they linger. Seeking an effective diagnosis can make all the difference when it comes to lessening and alleviating... Read more »

Do You Wake up With Neck or Shoulder Pain With Sleep Apnea?

When it comes to sleep apnea, using a CPAP machine can help you finally get the sleep your body needs. But what if you’re using a CPAP machine or other medical device to breathe easily in your sleep and still wake up with a sore neck or shoulder? Your neck and cervical spine are close... Read more »

Could TMJ Be the Culprit Behind Your Chronic Headaches and Other Symptoms?

Chronic headaches have a variety of causes, including TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorders. This joint is the part of your lower jaw (mandible) that connects it to your skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. It is made of muscles, blood vessels, nerves and bones in the head. This highly active joint is what... Read more »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Potential Health Problems

Sleeping and snoring often go together, but unfortunately, signs of sleep apnea can also include gasping for air and feeling exhausted day after day. If you suffer from chronic fatigue – even though you sleep eight hours a night – you might have a problem with sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious... Read more »

Experiencing TMJ Symptoms? Treat Your Condition With Temporary At-Home Care Tips

Do you find yourself with a painful jaw whenever you open your mouth to speak, bite, or chew? If so, you may be experiencing temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ). It can happen if you have an injury to the mouth and jaw, suffer from arthritis, or even when you’re just trying to chew a piece of... Read more »

Did You Know There Is a Connection Between Poor Oral Health and Sleep Apnea?

If you want to function optimally in your day-to-day responsibilities, you need a good night’s sleep under your belt. People who don’t get enough sleep may have poor dental health as one of the contributors. Your smile can affect the quality of your sleep as well as the quantity. For this reason, dental care can... Read more »

Snoring or Sleep Apnea? You and Your Partner Both Deserve a Good Night’s Rest!

Do you have a few snorers in your family? Maybe they’ve heard one of these jokes: Snoring comes easily to me. In fact, I can do it in my sleep. . . Daddy brings his little son to bed. After a while, Mom quietly opens the door and whispers, “Has he already fallen asleep?” Her... Read more »

Experiencing TMJ Symptoms and Pain? Our Doctor May Be Able to Help

When it comes to your jaw, some things can go wrong that may necessitate medical intervention. Specifically, if you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), which is one of the most common pain disorders our oral surgeons see. This disorder affects millions of Americans, most often women, although anyone can have TMJ symptoms. You might have... Read more »

Don’t Ignore Jaw Pain and TMJ Symptoms

Do you suffer from jaw pain? Do you often hear clicking or popping noises when you move your jaw? These are symptoms of temporomandibular joint disease (TMD/TMJ disorder) that can cause parts of the jaw to malfunction. It can happen from misalignment of the jaw (malocclusion), a structural jaw deformity, or a straining of the... Read more »

Did You Know That Your Child Can Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

When talking about sleep apnea, you commonly hear about it affecting adults. But did you know that sleep apnea also impacts children? In fact, there are estimates that one to four percent of children experience sleep apnea, and they are often between 2 and 8 years old. Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea happens when your child’s... Read more »