Is your snoring a problem for your partner? Do you wake up every morning to find you have a sore jaw? You may have TMJ. Aesthetic Dental Associates can help. Our appliances will help you to find relief from your symptoms whenever you need it the most.
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from snoring or TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), you know how frustrating and disruptive these conditions can be. Not only can they disrupt your sleep, but they can also cause pain and discomfort in your jaw, head, and neck.
Thankfully, there are treatments available that can help you find relief from your symptoms and get a good night's sleep. One of these treatments is an oral appliance, which is a small device that you wear in your mouth while you sleep.
The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. This joint allows you to move your jaw up and down, side to side, and forwards and backward.
TMJ disorder is a condition that causes pain and dysfunction in this joint. It can be caused by a number of things, including clenching or grinding your teeth, dislocation of the joint, arthritis, or injury to the joint.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder include pain in your jaw, head, or neck; clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw; difficulty chewing or swallowing; and a feeling of tightness in your jaw.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see your dentist or doctor to rule out other potential causes of your pain. Once other causes have been ruled out, your dentist can help you determine if you are a candidate for an oral appliance.
Snoring is a sound that occurs when your airway becomes obstructed while you sleep. This obstruction can be caused by a number of things, including the position of your tongue, excess tissue in your throat, or enlarged adenoids or tonsils.
Snoring can be disruptive to your sleep and your partner's sleep. It can also lead to daytime fatigue and irritability. If you snore, you should see your doctor or dentist to rule out other potential causes of your snoring, such as sleep apnea.
An oral appliance is a small device that you wear in your mouth while you sleep.
Mandibular advancement devices (MADs): These devices hold your lower jaw slightly forward to keep your airway open while you sleep.
Oral appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth and are comfortable to wear. They are small and portable, so you can take them with you when you travel. They are a safe and effective treatment for snoring and TMJ disorder. They are also easy to use and have few side effects.
Talk to one of our dentists if you think you may need TMJ and snoring appliances. They can help you choose the right appliance and make sure it fits properly.
There are many benefits of TMJ and snoring appliances, including:
Inconspicuous: TMJ and snoring appliances are small and discreet. They are not visible when you wear them, so you can feel confident using them in public.
Comfortable: These appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth. They are comfortable to wear and should not cause any pain or discomfort.
Relief from snoring and TMJ symptoms: Oral appliances are an effective treatment for snoring and TMJ disorder. They can help you get a good night's sleep and find relief from your symptoms.
Few side effects: They have few side effects. The most common side effect is mild soreness in your jaw, teeth, or gums. This usually goes away after a few days.
Energy Efficient: Unlike Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, these devices do not require electricity. As a result, you don't spend any extra money on energy bills, and you can use them even if there's a power outage.
If you are looking for a safe, effective, and comfortable treatment for snoring or TMJ disorder, oral appliance therapy may be right for you. Talk to one of our dentists at (706) 353-1958 to find out if an oral appliance is right for you.