Chronic pain can be debilitating, hindering the ability to go about life as usual. It can manifest in many different ways, such as disabling headaches, migraines, jaw muscle soreness and locking of the jaw joint
A common medical issue for millions of people around the world, jaw clenching is characterized by involuntary grinding and clenching of the teeth which can cause varying levels of discomfort to those affected.
This innovative treatment helps to reduce pain, inflammation, and the clicking sound that is associated with TMJ. Through the use of light energy in the form of lasers, the muscles around your jaw can be stimulated and improve mobility.
If you suffer from frequent and painful migraines, it is important to know if they are caused by a TMJ disorder. You may experience facial tenderness and muscle spasms, as well as headaches in your temples and around your eyes.
A condition that results from damage to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments. It can result from degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis or wear and tear on the joints.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
TMJ-related sleep apnea is a disorder that can have severe impacts on a person’s health. It’s due to the interference with airway pathways during sleep, leading to pauses in breathing and inadequate oxygen intake.
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common dental issue relating to TMJ, which can cause significant damage to the teeth and gums. It usually occurs unconsciously during sleep and is often caused by stress or anxiety.
Snoring can lead to sleep deprivation, which can in turn cause daytime fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. In severe cases, it can even contribute to accidents.
Your TMJ & Dental Sleep Medicine Specialists
Dr. Kimberly Meyer has years of experience with TMJ and sleep therapy treatment and will use her knowledge to give you the highest quality of care. At our practice, our work is so comprehensive that we cannot do it alone, therefore, we collaborate with primary care doctors, chiropractors, podiatrists, and sleep labs to achieve the common goal of improving your lifestyle. Call us today to discover how we can improve your quality of life.