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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 little bit More About TMJ Disorder and Sleep

The Case of: A little bit More About TMJ Disorder and Sleep

Recently, I wrote a little blog about how perhaps, just maybe, we should take the time to analyze WHY a patient requires a biteguard/nightguard device. Last week I went to the office of a friend of mine and I mentioned how I am seeing so many new patients these days...

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The Case of Stylohyoid Calcification with Clarification

The Case of Stylohyoid Calcification with Clarification

Almost every day I point out to a patient that they have a calcified stylohyoid ligament going from behind their ear to the hyoid bone in their neck. Check out this xray: In my practice I see such a bony formation every day of the week. Maybe this is because my...

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The Case of the Negative Effect of the Nightguard

The Case of the Negative Effect of the Nightguard

In my little world of TMJ disorders I have been acutely aware of the negative effects of wearing upper (maxillary) nightguards for many years now. Years ago, my osteopath doctors explained that the upper hard acrylic devices will actually slow the pumping effect of...

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