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
Snoring Is Not Funny
For years snoring has prompted humorous cartoon depictions of bed partners sorting out their different views of the problem and hilarious videos revealing what the non-snoring bed partner will resort to in order to get a good night’s sleep. The problem with snoring, however, is that both parties - the snorer and snoree (what I call the person who is forced to listen to the … [Read more...] about Snoring Is Not Funny
The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ
Medical research continues to assess how poor sleep quality and sleep disorders in general influence pain thresholds and the experience of muscle and joint pain. One common area of study pertains to obstructive sleep apnea and the larger field of sleep-related breathing disorders - conditions that can lead to fragmented sleep. Therefore, if you have TMJ pain, it’s really … [Read more...] about The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ
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
Is Your Sleep Apnea Appliance Working?
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are not only disruptive to your bed partner; they may also be the cause of many other illnesses. And as we have seen in the news recently, can result in deadly vehicle accidents. If you have opted to wear an oral appliance at night for snoring and/or sleep apnea (as opposed to using a CPAP machine) you may have noticed that it’s not … [Read more...] about Is Your Sleep Apnea Appliance Working?