Snoring is often seen as little more than a humorous complaint in many homes. Maybe an occasional loud noise cuts through the night and that’s the extent of it. However, for just as many people, snoring is far more serious. From sleep pattern disruptions to actual air blockages, this condition may require more attention from a dentist who can properly diagnose and treat it.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder, one that many people associate with irritating snoring. However, this condition is more than just nighttime noise. Those with sleep apnea experience an obstruction of air, which can lead to a number of symptoms. From shortness of breath to chronic fatigue, it’s a problem that typically requires (relatively) immediate treatment.
Sleep is essential for your health and well-being. Getting a good night’s sleep can be a struggle for many people due to sleep disorders. Sleep medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sleep disorders. This field of medicine has a variety of treatments available to help people achieve a better night’s sleep. The treatment options for sleep disorders depend on the type and severity of the disorder. If you are experiencing sleep problems, speak with someone from our office to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) affect the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. These conditions can cause various symptoms, including pain, discomfort, and difficulty opening and closing the jaw. If you suspect you are experiencing TMD symptoms, contact us today. During your next appointment you can be sure you are receiving the best care and attention that you and your family deserve. All options will be laid out for you and consulted along the way.