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How to treat temporomandibular joint disorder

How to treat temporomandibular joint disorder

If you are experiencing pain that is interrupting your daily activities, there is a solution to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). And if your symptoms are not interrupting your daily schedule, and your pain can be described as a one or three on a ten-point scale, then you can also use self-care to help […]

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What is oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment?

What is oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment?

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) has stated that oral appliance therapy is a recommended form of treatment for adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are CPAP intolerant or prefer an alternative therapy options. While CPAP therapy is still the first-line option for treating OSA, oral appliance therapy is an effective alternative […]

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Ask your dentist about oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea

Ask your dentist about oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea

Snoring is no laughing matter, but it is important for to get appropriate treatment so your symptoms do not worsen. Loud, disruptive snoring may strain relationships, but it can also signal a potentially life threatening disorder: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To help with the treatment of sleep apnea, Dr. Sara offers oral appliance therapy at […]

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The side effects of oral appliance therapy?

The side effects of oral appliance therapy?

Whether you are utilizing oral appliance therapy for the treatment of TMD or sleep apnea, it is important to understand there can be side effects associated with your treatment. As you know, many treatments have side effects and so does oral appliance therapy. However, that doesn’t mean you should avoid treatment or stop completely. Let’s […]

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What are the side effects of oral appliance therapy?

What are the side effects of oral appliance therapy?

Whether you are utilizing oral appliance therapy for the treatment of TMD or sleep apnea, it is important to understand there can be side effects associated with your treatment. As you know, many treatments have side effects and so does oral appliance therapy. However, that doesn’t mean you should avoid treatment or stop completely. All […]

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How your dentist can help with sleep apnea

How your dentist can help with sleep apnea

When you hear someone has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you might immediately think of the Darth Vader sounds of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, machine. However, while a CPAP machine tends to be the most common form of treatment prescribed for sleep apnea, many people are unable to use it. It can […]

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TMD can be treated with oral appliance therapy

TMD can be treated with oral appliance therapy

While temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is quite common, not many people are aware that they suffer from it. In fact, an estimated 10-35 million adults in the U.S. suffer from TMD, with women impacted more often than men. When a person suffers from TMD, it is important to seek treatment and be knowledgeable of what options […]