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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

Physicians Only

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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11. 21. 2019

Sleep Aches

Are Mood Swings Related to Headaches?

Emotions often play a part in headaches.  Sometimes, the emotions are suppressed, while other times they are apparent at the surface.  A headache is one of the most widespread disorders in the world.  Depression and anxiety, similarly, also have a dominant presence.  Numerous studies have established that mood disorders are comorbid with headaches.  In fact,…

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11. 05. 2019

Sleep Apnea

How Much Time Does a Sleep Apnea Test Require

If you are having difficulty sleeping soundly at night or seem to wake up still feeling tired, sleep apnea may be the issue. A fairly common condition, there are three kinds of sleep apnea. Identifiable by its symptoms of choking, snoring or gasping sounds, obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the relaxing of the muscles in…

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10. 31. 2019

TMJ

How Long Does It Take for TMJ to Go Away?

  When people refer to TMJ, they are often referring to temporomandibular disorders or TMD. These disorders affect the temporomandibular joint, which is where the common name of TMJ comes from. Unfortunately, from 20 to 50% of people experience symptoms of these disorders at some point in their life. However, TMJ pain is not specific…

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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.