Recognize These Signs? You May Have Sleep Apnea and Need Treatment

If your partner or roommate complains that you snore when you sleep, you might feel embarrassed, but it should raise some concerns. If you get complaints about your snoring and experience excessive tiredness throughout your day, you may have a serious medical condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes your breathing to stop and start... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery Can Successfully Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Help You Get the Rest You Deserve!

People with sleep apnea who cannot tolerate wearing CPAP masks to help them breathe while they sleep often have excellent results with corrective jaw surgery (such as orthognathic surgery). This surgical treatment for sleep apnea repositions the upper or lower jaw (or both) and helps those whose jaws don’t meet the way they should. Fixing... Read more »

Fix Your Child’s Bad Bite and Relieve Their TMJ With the Help of Orthodontics

With school out early for the year, now may be a good time for your child to be evaluated for braces. Braces are often recommended to improve one’s smile (or orofacial appearance) by correcting crooked or crowded teeth. Braces can also fix problems with the bite, including overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of... Read more »

What You Can Do in the Comfort of Your Home to Help Relieve TMJ Pain

If you find yourself experiencing tenderness around your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects your jaw to your skull, you join the ranks of millions of your fellow Americans. TMJ disorders can bring with them facial pain and problems moving the joint. These disorders can arise from trauma to the jaw, erosion of the joints, arthritis,... Read more »

Treatment Options for Central Sleep Apnea

If you have trouble breathing while you sleep, you may have a type of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea comes in several forms: – Central sleep apnea (CSA) – Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – Mixed sleep apnea (a combination of both central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea) Sleep Apnea Causes The most common sleep apnea... Read more »

Are You Experiencing Persistent Jaw Pain? If So, You Might Need Help for TMJ

If you find yourself with ongoing jaw pain you’re already familiar with how uncomfortable it can be. Jaw pain has a variety of causes, including an abscessed tooth, gum infection or biting down on hard candy or ice. Another common culprit is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. TMJ can crop up in the temporomandibular joint (the... Read more »

Sleep Apnea Facts: What You Can Do to Sleep Better and Improve Your Health and Well-Being

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can impact your day-to-day activities and even cause health issues. Let’s review some sleep apnea facts that can help you if you have it or so you can seek a diagnosis if you recognize some of the symptoms. Fun Fact: Sleep apnea used to be called “Pickwickian syndrome.”... Read more »

Why TMJ Specialists Sometimes Turn to Botox® Injections to Treat Your Jaw Pain and Tension

One of the more modern, non-surgical treatments used for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders is BOTOX® injections. They are often used when other treatments have not worked or when you don’t want an invasive treatment such as jaw surgery. Typical TMJ treatments may include taking pain relievers, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants. Oral splints and mouth guards,... Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Do you find your days filled with chronic sleepiness or fatigue? When you wake up, do you have a dry mouth, sore throat, or headache? Does your sleep partner mention that you snore? If so, you may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common form of sleep apnea. You will want to seek treatment,... Read more »

Sleep Positioning Therapy: Change the Way You Sleep and Improve Your Sleep Apnea and TMJ Symptoms

Did you know that sleep apnea can be related to Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, particularly if you have been suffering from symptoms such as chronic headaches? TMJ affects your jaw joints where the lower jaw connects to the upper jaw and can leave you with jaw pain along with pain in the head, neck and... Read more »