If You Have Problems With TMJ or Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Orthognathic Jaw Surgery Can Help!

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is a surgical procedure that fixes abnormalities in the jawbones by realigning them correctly and enabling the teeth to function properly. This surgery involves aligning the upper jaw, lower jaw and chin to improve their form and function with the help of wires, screws or plates that stabilize the... Read more »

Don’t Let National TMJ Awareness Month Pass You by If You Are Experiencing Chronic Jaw Pain

November is National TMJ Month, a time when we create awareness around this common oral health issue and offer solutions. If you find yourself constantly feeling pain and tenderness in your jaw muscles, hear clicking and popping noises when you move your jaw joints, or have a hard time opening and closing your jaw, you... Read more »

Wearing an Oral Appliance for Your Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea Is Easier Than You Think

If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you may be a candidate for wearing an oral appliance to help you breathe better as you sleep. Known as oral appliance therapy, a mandibular advancement device or splint can help you with snoring and apnea issues. With over 80 different kinds of oral... Read more »

Can Massage Therapy Help You Find Relief From TMJ Symptoms?

Patients suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) will have issues stemming from the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones in the skull. When it comes to temporomandibular joint disorder (and its accompanying pain, soreness and stiffness in your neck, face and jaw), a common treatment might include using massage on the surrounding... Read more »

Weight Loss Can Help You With Sleep Apnea

General health is a result of all the body systems working together, so when one area is suffering, it affects others. People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have trouble getting a good night from blocked airways collapsing and end up with disrupted breathing and snoring excessively. OSA affects anywhere from three to seven percent of... Read more »

TMJ Disorders: What Causes the Jaw Joints to Malfunction?

Approximately 10 million people in America have experienced or currently have TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) with a higher percentage of women than men. This disorder often involves pain in the jaw and the muscles in the face that control it and are known as temporomandibular disorders (or TMD). This discomfort and pain can impact one... Read more »

Talk to Your Doctor If You Have Unaddressed Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Did you know that approximately one in five Americans experience sleep apnea in either it’s mild or severe form and that another 80% of Americans go undiagnosed with this condition? Not only that, but those with the severe form of sleep apnea can wake up hundreds of times a night! Of the two types of... Read more »

What Is the Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorder?

Did you know that having a sleep disorder – known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, where the airway becomes blocked while you sleep – may result in issues with your temporomandibular joints (TMJ/TMD)? This is especially relevant if you have been having a lot of headaches. Breaking It Down First, let’s take a look... Read more »

What Happens When Your TMJ Symptoms Are Not Addressed?

If you are experiencing TMJ, a medical disorder in the temporomandibular joint which connects your jaw to your skull, you may be feeling pain in the chewing muscles and joints or have trouble opening and closing your mouth. You might also be hearing clicking, popping or grinding noises in your jaws and teeth. TMJ arises... Read more »

What Is the Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Metabolism?

Did you know that approximately 20 to 30 percent of adults have obstructive sleep apnea or OSA? This condition is marked by the airway closing continually in your sleep so that air can’t normally flow in or out of your nose or mouth. OSA can be linked to heart disease, stroke and metabolic issues like... Read more »