Sleep Apnea and TMJD

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. This disruption of normal sleeping patterns can lead to poor quality of sleep, excessive daytime drowsiness, and other health issues.

Dentists are vital care team members for those suffering from sleep apnea, providing expertise to improve patient quality of life and reduce associated risks.

Dental airway devices offer an effective non-invasive treatment option for mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. These custom-made appliances can be used alone or in combination with other treatments such as CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy, lifestyle changes, or surgery, depending on the severity of the condition.


TMJD, or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), is a chronic condition that affects the jaw joints and muscles of the face. It can cause a range of symptoms, such as pain, difficulty chewing, and sometimes even locking of the jaw. Over 10 million Americans are affected by TMJD, with women more likely than men to suffer from it.

In diagnosing TMJD, doctors often consider age and gender when determining which treatments are best for each case. Treatment options vary depending on the severity of a patient’s symptoms.

Treatments may include physical therapy to stretch and strengthen facial muscles and medications such as anti-inflammatories to reduce swelling and manage pain. Another option is dental splints or mouth guards to correct misalignment or bite problems in the jaw joint area. Surgery may be recommended in rare cases where severe pain persists if all other treatments fail.

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