Sleep Apnea and TMJ

Sleep Apnea

One of the most common dental issues we find in patients today is the loss of sleep or excessive snoring as a result of sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a condition caused by a restricted airway that can lead to shortness of breath, loss of sleep, or excessive snoring.

These effects can result from a misaligned jaw, which can then misalign the airway. Most cases of sleep apnea are fixed using a night guard that keeps the airway open, while more severe cases may require assisted breathing machines to help you stay asleep.

TMJ

Sleep Deprivation can cause a whole other host of issues, affecting your heart health, and can dry out your gums, making periodontitis harder to treat. Because sleep apnea is often caused by a misalignment in the jaw, our team is also equipped to handle cases involving the TMJ.

This particular joint is the cause of many jaw related problems, and is a target for treatment of sleep apnea. TMJ issues are often characterized by restricted movement, clicking, locking, or other discomfort when moving the jaw, and are treatable using specific therapies.

Sleep Apnea & TMJ Can Cause:

  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of Sleep
  • Snoring
  • Locked Jaw
  • Restricted Movement
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Heart Issues

Sleep Apnea & TMJ Therapy by Beavers Dentistry

If you are having problems sleeping or having issues with jaw movement, then our team of trained dentists and hygienists are here to restore your ability to sleep and move your jaw properly.

If you have any questions about TMJ or Sleep Apnea and would like to set up an appointment, simply give our front desk a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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