TMJ AND SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT
TMJ Symptoms Dentistry plays a vital role in diagnosing and treating chronic aches and pains of the jaw, head and neck. These aches are symptoms of a disorder called TMJ or TMD (disorders of the temporomandibular joint).
These symptoms include:
- Migraine headaches
- Sore neck muscles
- Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears)
- Worn, chipped teeth
- Facial pain
- Sore jaw joints
- Numbness of the fingertips
- TMJ Treatment
Dr. Solooki has been known to treat TMJ. He begins with a bite evaluation and which also include checking the head and neck muscles. If your bite is off, it could be causing you pain and/or damage to your teeth. The solution can be as simple as using a dental mouth guard. The TMJ treatment offered by Dr. Solooki can cure your symptoms and pain without surgery or medicine.
Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder where normal breathing is interrupted during the night, often hundreds of times. The definition of sleep apnea is “cessation of breath” because airflow is restricted and can cut off completely. Eventually the lack of oxygen will wake you up with a loud gasp or abrupt snoring. Snoring is often a result of sleep apnea and can be disruptive for your whole household. While snoring is often quieted when you treat sleep apnea, the real reason to receive sleep apnea treatment is for health reasons. Sleep apnea can be dangerous, resulting in such medical problems as hypertension, loss of motor skills, heart failure and strokes.
If you are experiencing chronic snoring or waking up several times in the night feeling short of breath, contact Calm Dental so that we may refer you to the correct specialist.