Above symptoms are associated with Sleep Disorder breathing. Here at we understand the correlation between your overall health and the proper posture, breathing and sleep. We have studied how your Airway plays a major role in your quality of sleep and how the jaw alignment effects the size of your airway.
Here at Dental Excellence we have an integrative and whole body approach in treating patients. We have a group of likeminded professional such as Osteopathic physicians, Craniosacral therapist, oral myofunctional therapist chiropractors, nutritionists, physical therapists and ear nose and throat doctors to get our patients feeling better more quickly so they can live their lives more fully and out of pain. Call us for a thorough examination and consultation today.
Sleep apnea is a commo issue affecting many individuals on a nightly basis. And what’s most problematic about this condition is that when left untreated, the brain and body may not receive enough oxygen hundreds of times every night. This has severe effects on your health over the course of a lifetime! Did you know that sleep apnea dentistry or an airway dentistry can permanently correct this condition?
At Dental Excellence, we’re dedicated to comprehensive diagnoses and treatment of sleep apnea to ensure that patients don’t suffer from the disruptive symptoms. At Dental excellence treatments are customized for each patient’s need.
Sleep apnea occurs when breathing is interrupted during sleep. There are two major types of events that characterize Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
These events include:
When left untreated, sleep apnea can increase the risk of several health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, or even diabetes.
Treatment for sleep apnea will vary depending on the severity of the condition. However, there are several different dental appliances option which can permanently resolve the issue.
In other cases, a CPAP, is required to maintain constant pressure in the airway and prevent block in oxygen delivery during sleep.
If you suffer from sleep apnea and are seeking a solution, Dental Excellence can provide the guidance and go over treatment options with you.
Contact our team at (703) 745-5496 today to learn more about sleep apnea treatment options or to set up your consultation with Dr. Salartash to discuss your needs.
We look forward to working with you to determine the best treatment option for your unique condition!
Temporomandibular disorder (TMJ, TMJD or TMD) is a painful disorder with many symptoms that affects the temporomandibular joint, an area that includes the hinge jaw joint (the bridge for the lower jaw or mandible). It also affects the temporal bone of the skull located in front of each ear, as well as the muscles surrounding the jaw and the jaw itself.
This area of the face contributes to chewing, bite (occlusion) and jaw movement. Therefore, TMJ disorder compromises jaw flexibility and may cause pain at rest or during common movements such as talking, chewing and yawning.
The pain and discomfort caused by TMJ disorder may be severe. It can be intermittent for some patients. Other patients can experience constant pain and symptoms, and it may last for many years.
Symptoms can vary and include:
There are many causes for TMD/TMJ, including:
There are three components of TMD/TMJ, and if your dentist or doctor is not treating all three, your chances of success go down dramatically. These are imbalance of the bite/occlusion; imbalance in the muscles and joints of the jaw, head and neck; and stress imbalance and home care.
For years, dentists have had to use a large amount of guesswork in diagnosing dental occlusion. Imprecise tools such as articulation paper, waxes, and pressure indicator paste were all we had to assess and balance the forces of the bite with the muscles and joints of the head and neck. Most of these methods are not sensitive enough to detect simultaneous contact, and none measure both biting time and force–critical components in diagnosing TMD.
Successful diagnosis and treatment of your TMJ condition requires state-of-the-art technology. We use the only computerized test that can accurately and objectively measure your bite/occlusion/bite. Do not leave your bite to chance!
The most common TMD complaint is migraine headache accompanied by jaw, head, neck, and/or shoulder pain. Migraine headaches usually start in the forehead, temples, or back of the head. Those who clench or grind their teeth may also develop migraine-like headaches. Although the majority of migraines and TMJ headaches have various causes, they all have one thing in common: dysfunction of the temporal mandibular joint of the jaw.
Most migraine headaches have two common attributes:
The good news is that these migraine headaches and other headaches along with the associated pain can be treated effectively. There’s no need to continue to live with migraine headache pain when you can get relief from these symptoms naturally without drugs.
TENSION HEADACHES AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES ARE AMONG THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF TMJ DYSFUNCTION!
Call us to receive your full assessment and begin your life without TMD/TMJ pain!
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