TMJ & Sleep
For a Restful Night’s Sleep!
We all snore from time to time, and often this is no more serious than perhaps keeping your partner awake.
However, some people suffer from a condition know as Obstructed Sleep Apnea (OSA). It’s a condition where a person not only snores very noisily, but also stops breathing during sleep.
Sleep apnea occurs when muscles and soft tissues around the airway relax and collapse during sleep, blocking the airway. This increases snoring levels and tiredness from poor sleep and can contribute to increased risks of diabetes, stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure.
There are treatments available for this condition, and for mild to moderate cases we can create a custom made dental appliance that is both comfortable and been proven effective.
What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that enable you to open and close your mouth.
If any part of this complex mechanism becomes inflamed or irritated, you can experience a painful TMJ disorder.
The causes of this problem can vary, from trauma, to arthritis, tooth and jaw alignment or even stress and grinding of your teeth.
At Tulip Smile Dental Practice, we offer a range of solutions to TMJ, including
Everybody is different; we will examine your teeth and jaw and then discuss your issues and recommend the best option for you.