Sleep Apnea and TMJ in Michigan
Sleep apnea and TMJ in Michigan can be addressed with the latest treatments available from the trusted leaders in sleep disorders and TMJ issues: the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan. We treat TMJ, sleep disorders, and craniofacial pain, providing you with relief from the pain and sleep disorders you have been suffering from. We welcome you to call us and learn more about sleep apnea and TMJ in Michigan.
Our own Dr. Sadikoff trained with the TMJ & Sleep Therapy International Center, and is able to take a look at your symptoms, pain level and facial structure in order to determine which treatment path is correct for you.
Does your hurt chronically or when you eat or talk? Do you experience craniofacial pain that’s keeping you up at night? Do you think you have sleep apnea? We can treat both TMJ disorders and sleep apnea here at the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan.
Book your consultation for sleep apnea and TMJ in Michigan today.
Is Sleep Apnea Serious?
It certainly can be, if left untreated. In fact, it can have serious, life-threatening consequences, ranging from high blood pressure and heart disease to stroke and car accidents caused by falling asleep while driving. It can also lead to diabetes and depression, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association.
If you have difficulty sleeping, you may have a snoring problem, a jaw issue or obstructive sleep apnea. There may be a dental cause contributing to your difficulty sleeping. There’s no way to know for sure unless you visit us here at the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan. While there are many common types of sleep disorders, from insomnia to parasomnia (a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal sleep behaviors), the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. As a result, lack of sleep can affect your quality of life, productivity and your health.
You may need an oral appliance to relieve symptoms. A dental professional trained in sleep medicine, such as Dr. Sadikoff, can custom fit this type of appliance to your mouth. It looks and acts like a sports mouth guard but it’s custom made and is designed specifically for sleep apnea problems.
How Long Does it Take for TMJ to go Away?
Everyone is different. In most cases, TMJ syndrome is self-limiting, with most symptoms disappearing in two weeks once the jaw has been properly rested. Teeth grinding and clenching are common in those who have facial pain in the temporomandibular joint. There are several options for treating TMJ syndrome to encourage recovery, such as eating soft foods, applying heat or ice, and practicing relaxation techniques.
But you’re really best off coming to see us here at our sleep apnea clinic in Michigan for treatment such as orthodontic treatment or an occlusal guard. This is a removable device that fits over the teeth to prevent you from grinding and clenching during sleep. About 95 percent of patients get relief with TMJ treatment, so whether you’ve lived with jaw pain for many years or you just started feeling discomfort, we can help.
Make an Appointment with the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan
Book your consultation today by calling (586) 203-2150 to find out about your options for sleep apnea and TMJ in Michigan.