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01. 07. 2020

TMJ

How To Relieve TMJ Pain

As a person suffering from a TMJ disorder, you know how distressing it can be to try to relieve TMJ pain. Like many others, you probably contend with pain in your jaw, neck and face, along with common symptoms like blurred vision, ear pain, muffled hearing, dizziness, ringing of ears, light and sound sensitivity, eye…

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12. 19. 2019

Physicians Only

Why Do Some People Need Less Sleep?

If someone told you that there was a pill you could take to get by on less sleep, chances are that 99% of us would take it.  Especially if it was proven that no health consequences would be suffered.   Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have identified a genetic mutation showing that mice…

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12. 19. 2019

Sleep Aches

New Year – New You

It is that time of year when everyone is busy with the holidays and family and friends.  We must make sure that we are taking care of ourselves during this time, especially when it comes to maintaining our sleep schedules. Between parties, shopping and family get-togethers, we sometimes barely have time to rest.  January is…

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11. 30. 2019

TMJ

Can TMJ Be Cured?

Temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition where the joint responsible for operating the jaw sustains damage. As a result, it hurts to chew and yawn, and some patients experience chronic headaches and ear pain. You need to see a healthcare professional immediately to deal with TMJ pain  and its multiple systems of ear congestion, subjective…

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11. 21. 2019

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Oral Appliance Therapy/Titration

As we know, TMJ/TMD patients frequently present with overlapping signs and symptoms of OSA/sleep disorder patients.  TMD affects approximately 5% to 15% of the population, predominantly women. Many patients exhibit sleep dysfunction associated with persistent pain and inability to sleep on their side, but sleeping supine in most people increases the risk for sleep disordered…

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The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Disclaimer: This site contains selective use of the term 'specialist.' There is no recognized specialty in TMJ. For more information, please contact us.