Friday, March 30, 2018

TMJD and Sleep Apnea

As a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, Holmdel’s Dr. Dipika Shah can treat more than just teeth. Two most common oral problems for patients are snoring/sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). We want our patients to understand more about it. 

When a patient has obstructive sleep apnea, their airways are blocked during sleep. it can be treated with a simle dental appliance to let you  breath better and feel lot more energetic. Teeth grinding (bruxism), which wears down tooth enamel, making the teeth sensitive. It also puts additional pressure on the jaw. The temporomandibular joint which connects the lower jaw to the head is a complex structure that has to allow the jaw a full range of motion while withstanding the force  every time a patient bites down. Strain to it can result in pain throughout the neck , head ears and shoulders and  ringing in the ears, dizziness, vertigo, clicking and popping sound from the jaw joint.

Dr. Dipika Shah, Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, operates at 723 N Beers St, Suite 2F, Holmdel, New Jersey, 07733-1512. To schedule an appointment, call 732-264-8180 or visit Dentist NJ and fill out a contact form.


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