As an orofacial pain specialist, patients come to me when they’re suffering from the painful symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder, which you may know as TMJ. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, the joint that enables you to open and close your mouth. Many new patients who come to my office have been wearing a standard dental night guard (sometimes called an oral … [Read more...] about Which Type Of Dental Night Guard Is Right For You?
How To Evaluate Yourself For TMJ
Note: This article explains how to evaluate yourself for TMJ, what you can do about it, and how to determine when you need to get some professional help. This past year's pandemic challenges have led more people to seek care for TMJ problems than ever before. In fact, you may be reading this article because you've had your first experience of TMJ during the past … [Read more...] about How To Evaluate Yourself For TMJ
Sleep Appliances…Is There Is A Best Option?
Presently there are quite a variety of oral appliance designs that are available to address sleep apnea and snoring. There is no one best option, and you must be comfortable using at least four to five different styles to fit the specific needs of your patient. With the knowledge that all of these devices bring the jaw forward, there are five specific options. They include: … [Read more...] about Sleep Appliances…Is There Is A Best Option?
Botox For Jaw Problems – Who To Trust
The effectiveness of Botox to erase the signs of aging is well-known. But Botox, as you may have heard, can be used to treat a number of medical conditions, as well. As the popularity of Botox has grown so has the number of people who are willing to inject it. Botox for jaw problems, including symptoms associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), is no … [Read more...] about Botox For Jaw Problems – Who To Trust
Great Marriages In Apnea Treatment Strategies
Depending to whom you speak, whether it be a sleep physician, a dentist, a respiratory therapist, an ENT surgeon, an oral surgeon, or even a dietician, you will hear a wide variety of opinions as to the best way to manage obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and/or sleep-related breathing disturbances. Though biases remain strong, our practice continues to blend the best of multiple … [Read more...] about Great Marriages In Apnea Treatment Strategies