Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jaw Pain and Sleep Apnea Relief Through Neuromuscular Dentistry

Do you think of your dentist for just teeth check-ups? Think again. Dr. Tsai is one of only a few dentists that is trained in many areas outside of common dentistry such as jaw pain (TMJ) and Sleep Apnea (breathing).

Pain or a clicking sensation around the jaw might be an indication of an affliction known as TMJ or TMD. It's estimated that there are over 10 million Americans that suffer from jaw pain like this. Even if it's a small discomfort, it might lead to other problems down the road. Sleep apnea, is another common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. You might not know it you have it, but one result of this affliction is a lack of quality sleep on a regular basis that makes you feel tired the next day.

These are two serious, but very treatable conditions. This 3-minute video clip gives some pointers on what to look for and how a painless treatment can be implemented.

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