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Sleep & TMJ Therapy…it’s for life!

Our mission is the hallmark of our patient care. We strive to offer continued care by being leaders and understanding advances within our field for our patients’ wellness and betterment of their health. At Sleep & TMJ Therapy we are committed to giving you individual attention and striving to provide personalized health care tailored to your unique needs and goals. We work hard to create the ultimate stress-free and comfortable experience. Your health and comfort are always our top priorities. Be assured, we will do what it takes to help you completely understand your symptoms and treatment options in a casual, informative office setting. We understand that the time you spend with us is about more than simple dental care…it’s about enhancing the quality of your life!

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Sleep Apnea

The dental solution to treating obstructive sleep apnea is to utilize a comfortable, removable oral appliance. The oral appliance is an articulated elastomeric mandibular advancement appliance. This dental device is designed to allow the advancement of the mandible through a controlled range of forward movement, while at the same time allowing for a limited amount of vertical and lateral movement of the mandible. This type of appliance has proven extremely effective in treating snoring and sleep apnea.

TMJ Disorders

When an occlusion problem or tissue damage to the head, neck and facial area is diagnosed, it is important to have an evaluation by a trained and qualified TMD dentist. Our office performs a full examination of the TM joints, head, neck and facial region, as well as X-rays and occasionally MRI evaluation. We are able to objectively determine the pathological nature and extent of joint sounds and injuries to the TM joint area to arrive at a realistic prognosis. Frequently, a custom-made orthotic (“splint”) is prescribed for orthopedic and musculoskeletal stabilization.

The Case of a Simple Rule of Physics

The Case of a Simple Rule of Physics

So in today’s blog, dear readers, I will present to you a fairly simple rule of physics: No two objects can occupy the same place at the same time. It’s pretty simple, admittedly. But now let’s get into the example that I have in mind for you. As you all know, I do...

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The Case of the Casa

The Case of the Casa

In an interesting twist of terms, a study done out West called the TuCASA study – the Tucson Children’s Assessment of Sleep Apnea- it was discovered that there is a negative relation between AHI and immediate recall. What this means in English is that a high apnea...

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The Case of the Terrible Trigeminal Traffic

The Case of the Terrible Trigeminal Traffic

Did you know that there is a very large nerve that innervates much of the skull? It is called the trigeminal nerve and it looks kind of like this: As you can readily see, this is one HUGE nerve and it covers a lot of surface area in your skull. It also just so happens...

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