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TMJ Disorder Treatment for Sleep Apnea & Snoring Patients Central Illinois
TMJ Disorder, otherwise known as temporomandibular joint disorder is a common disorder that many individuals of all ages suffer from yearly.
The common signs of TMJ disorder can include pain in the jaw or teeth that are usually examined and diagnosed by a dentist. We have seen numerous reports of TMJ disorder from patients in the Metamora, IL area and have been providing treatment solutions that offer long-term relief. Learn more about our TMJ treatment options and how your sleep apnea or snoring can be related to your oral health. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with one of our dentists.
What is TMJ?
TMJ, or temporomandibular joints, are located on each side of your face directly in front of your ears and are connected to your jaw bone. A person diagnosed with TMJ disorder is likely to feel severe pain in the face, ear, jaw, or mouth and can have difficulty chewing or even talking. If you begin to feel aching pain or tenderness in your jaw, it’s important to contact our dental office immediately. Depending on the severity of your TMJ syndrome will determine the long-term treatment options.
What Kind of Treatments Are There for TMJ Disorder?
Depending on the severity of your TMJ disorder diagnosis, there are several treatment options from daily exercises to surgical procedures. Our dentists, Dr. Kyle A. Krall and Dr. Trent D. Yoder, in Metamora, IL will examine your jawbone using an X-ray machine that will determine the cause and potential solution to your discomfort. Here are just a few ways that our dentists provide treatment to patients with TMJ disorder:
Sleep apnea is a type of sleeping disorder where a person will stop and start breathing randomly throughout their sleep cycle. This can lead to excessive snoring and feeling exhausted when waking up; but what does this have to do with your oral health? Research has found that those with TMJ disorder often find themselves diagnosed with sleep apnea down the road. The motion of your jaw while sleeping can cause stress and tension to your temporomandibular joints, increasing the likelihood of sleep apnea as your breathing can become obstructed by inflamed TMJs. Reach out to our dentists if you’re experiencing sleeping troubles and jaw soreness.
You may not think of your dentist as the first person to visit when experiencing severe snoring; however, your oral health may be directly linked to your loud snores. TMJ disorder, otherwise known as temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition in which a person grinds their teeth (while awake or sleeping) that causes damage to the base of your tooth just before the root. This grinding can cause loud snoring, painful headaches, clicking in the jaw joint, and sensitivity that makes it hard to eat. If you find yourself clenching your jaw muscles or wake up with a sore jaw, contact our dentists in Metamora, IL for a thorough examination and solutions for your oral health and snoring troubles.