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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.

What Is An ALF Appliance And What Does It Do

What Is An ALF Appliance And What Does It Do

The ALF (Advanced Lightwire Functional) appliance was developed by Dr. Darick Nordstrom about 40 years ago. In working with an osteopath (bone doctor), the ALF was developed with the principles of osteopathy in mind. There principles include promoting movement of the...

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The Case of the Screen Without the Saver

The Case of the Screen Without the Saver

There is now a fair amount of research that indicates children should greatly limit their amount of screen time, hence the title of the blog- more screen time will not save you anything! More screen time means more damage to the body as there is less sleep and less...

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The Case of the Miraculous MRI…Maybe

The Case of the Miraculous MRI…Maybe

As you all well know, I like to document our treatment by using an MRI to determine if the discs in the jaw joints are out of place, and to what extent they are out of place. This gives us a great way to track progress and determine if the discs have improved over the...

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