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TMJ & Sleep Apnea Treatment - Leesburg, VA

Are Your Health and Wellness at Risk?

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The Relationship Between TMJ Disorders and Sleep Apnea

Common among Leesburg, VA, patients, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and obstructive sleep apnea are serious concerns affecting health, comfort and daily function. Our experienced team of doctors is committed to not only helping your family achieve healthy smiles, but also a greater quality of life. Scientific research reveals that cases of TMJ Disorders (TMD) at times occur in when sleep apnea exists. At Cardinal Park Family Dental Care, we remain current on the relationship between TMJ, sleep apnea and its effects. Our team provides treatment options for addressing both TMJ problems and sleep apnea to assist you and your loved ones in restoring health to the jaw joint and quality sleep to your lives.

Are TMJ Disorders Interrupting Your Life?

The TMJ are the jaw joints located on either side of the face, and are engaged in nearly all types of oral function. Problems with these joints often are related to stress, teeth grinding or clenching habits, uneven biting surfaces and tooth misalignment, among other conditions. To treat TMJ issues, our team provides palliative care along with custom-made nightguards. These appliances keep the jaw in a neutral position and help protect other oral structures from damage. Treating TMJ problems is very important to your dental, jaw and overall health, and can help relieve mild to debilitating symptoms that may accompany TMJ concerns.

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Common Symptoms of TMJ Problems:

  • Jaw or facial pain
  • Tired, sore feeling in the jaw
  • Neck, shoulder or upper back pain
  • Limited opening
  • Popping, clicking or grinding noises
  • Earaches or ringing in ears
  • Jaw locking open or closed
  • Difficulty with biting or chewing
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Treat Sleep Apnea for a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep apnea is characterized by repetitive cessation of breathing occurring for 10 seconds or longer, multiple times during sleep. Often first identified by chronic snoring, the condition increases the risk of problems like TMJ disorders and places your general health and wellness at significant risk, if left untreated. Moderate to severe cases of sleep apnea require Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. For Leesburg, VA, patients who are CPAP intolerant or suffering from mild sleep apnea, our doctors custom-craft Silent Nite® and Whole You™ sleep apnea appliances. These devices are worn in the mouth during sleep to keep the lower jaw in a more favorable position. In addition to improving quality sleep, wearing these appliances reduces the incidence and effects of snoring and sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Puts Your Health at Risk

Untreated sleep apnea places your general health and wellness in danger, increasing the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Asthma
  • Type II diabetes
  • Acid reflux
  • Obesity
  • Accidents
  • TMJ problems
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Think TMJ problems or sleep apnea may be affecting your health? Schedule your consultation today!

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