Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry
Our office offers comprehensive dentistry, providing a wide range of dental health services, including diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation. Our care is focused on the dental, oral, and maxillofacial regions considering our patient’s personalized needs and health conditions. We work cooperatively with other health care practitioners to assist our patients in achieving better health and wellness. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call Dental TMJ Sleep Apnea in Boca Raton, FL, at (561) 391-5331.
OROFACIAL PAIN AND TMJ DISORDERS IN BOCA RATON, FL
Orofacial pain is any discomfort that you feel in your head or neck. The discomfort may come from the muscles, arthritis, or neuropathic orofacial pain disorders. Face pain, toothaches, or temporomandibular joint discomfort, TMJ, are types of orofacial pain.
Many people are affected by clenching their jaws and grinding their teeth during sleep or awake time. They may be aware or unaware of making this harmful habit. This problem is called bruxism. Bruxism may damage tooth enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate the jaw muscles and jaw joint leading to pain and jaw dysfunctions. In some cases, there are no significant jaw joint or facial muscle symptoms. Others may notice their teeth appearing worn, chipped, cracked, fractured, or even broken. Also, bruxers may arise from the bed in the morning with the facial, jaw, or even head pain.
SNORING AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Snoring is a loud, rasping noise that is made when the soft palate, uvula, and other airway structures vibrate during sleep. It may not be the most pleasant thing globally, but it does not have the same health impact that sleeps apnea does. However, excessive and loud snoring is often the first sign of sleep apnea that people notice.