With Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders, You’ll Have TMJ Dentists Available to You. We Can Help With Mild to Severe Cases of TMJ Issues and Disorders, So If You’re Suffering From One, Call Us Today.
TMJ issues and disorders are common in the US, with tens of millions of Americans suffering from them, but not nearly enough seeking treatment. Many people attribute their frequent headaches, jaw pain, facial pain, and other symptoms to a busy, stressful lifestyle, but in many instances, the culprit is a TMJ issue or disorder. At Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders, we are very confident that we can help. In fact, in many cases, the solution is easier than you might think!
Do dentists know what causes TMJ issues and disorders?
While treatment for TMJ issues and disorders can be quite easy for many patients, the causes can be difficult to understand for many dental professionals. However, most of them believe the symptoms are consequences of problems with the muscles in the jaw or with the joint itself. This joint is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and when it isn’t functioning as it should, it can cause significant pain and disorders. Professionals believe that unhealthy habits, trauma, and other issues can make a TMJ dysfunctional.
What can contribute to TMJ issues and disorders?
For some patients, the major contributor to their TMJ issue or disorder could be:
- TMJ misalignment or dislocation (possibly caused by a blow to the jaw or cheek)
- Excessive pressure on or tension in the TMJ (possibly caused by excessive gum chewing, nail biting, jaw clenching, or stress)
- Teeth damage (possibly caused by teeth clenching or grinding)
- Teeth misalignment
- Some of the effects of whiplash
- The effects of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the TMJ
Additionally, many professionals believe that age and a genetic predisposition to pain sensitivity can be significant factors in the development of TMJ issues and disorders. If you believe you or someone you love could be at risk for a TMJ issue or disorder, then it’s important to be tested and treated properly by a professional. Treatment can not only reduce symptoms, but also prevent further complications and even TMJ-related sleep issues.
How do TMJ dentists treat TMJ issues and disorders?
One of the most effective solutions for TMJ issues and disorders, as well as related sleep disorders, has proven to be oral appliance therapy. In fact, oral appliance therapy is approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and in many cases, reduces symptoms by 90%. Our TMJ dentists provide this solution at our clinic.
With a simple oral appliance, patients can experience symptom reduction and other significant health benefits. Every oral appliance we produce here at our clinic is custom-made for each individual patient, accommodating their anatomy while helping the TMJ rest in its normal, natural position. Because the appliance is custom-made, it’s comfortable for the patient, even while sleeping.
To learn more about TMJ issues and disorders, and treatment with oral appliance therapy, get in touch with us here at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders. One of our TMJ dentists would be more than happy to tell you more during a simple consultation.
Do you have TMJ dentists near me?
We very likely do, yes! Our clinic has multiple locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. You can visit our Appointments page for our locations’ addresses and contact information, and to book a consultation with us. You can also do this by calling us.
Call us today! We’ll introduce you to one of our TMJ dentists and help you in any way we can.