Sleep Dentistry – Sleep Apnea, TMJ/TMD
If you neglect to schedule an evaluation, it can lead to more severe sleep apnea side effects, like:
Memory loss | Weight gain | Depression | High blood pressure | Strokes | Heart attacks Heart disease | Cancer
What is Sleep Apnea?
When a sleeping person stops breathing for 10 or more seconds, they have “apnea.” OSAS, or obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, is one type of sleep apnea. Lack of adequate breath during sleep reduces airflow, causing the brain to tell the body to wake up and breathe. In some cases, sleep apnea patients only move into a lighter stage of sleep, while other times, patients wake completely.
Do you suffer from migraine headaches, sore teeth, or aching jaws? This pain could be caused by “clenching” your teeth while sleeping. This clenching at night can cause painful morning headaches, cracked teeth, and sore muscles in the face, neck, and back. Dr. Silva will use advanced technology to correct your bite and alleviate pain and discomfort.
Who is affected?
Temporomandibular joint disease (also known as TMD or TMJ) affects 75 million people at any one time. It is a chronic, degenerative disease that may take years to develop. People who suffer from TMJ disorder have a structural imbalance in their jaw-to-skull relationship, caused by an unhealthy bite.
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