Category: Patient Education

Dangers Of Leaving TMJ Disorder Untreated

Our team at Atlas Orofacial Pain & Apnea Group is passionate about providing the care needed to help our patients overcome the discomforts of living with TMJ disorder. Unfortunately, TMJ disorder has many symptoms that mimic other medical conditions, often leaving patients without a proper diagnosis. For example, frequent headaches and facial discomfort are two common symptoms experienced with TMJ disorder. These two symptoms are also common to other conditions, such as sinus issues. When treatment doesn’t work and symptoms continue, it can be heartbreaking. Oftentimes, when patients reach out to our team, they are frustrated with their symptoms, the lack of answers, or the treatment recommendations for the problems they are experiencing.

Tips For Better Sleep

Quality sleep is important to help us function properly in our daily lives. Sleep is essential to your physical and mental health. When you are sleeping, your body and mind are taking that time to reset and recharge for the next day. When quality sleep is lacking or you frequently wake from issues such as sleep apnea, it begins to affect multiple areas of your daily life, from energy to weight loss or weight gain to mood. Poor sleep can also lead to serious health issues related to high blood pressure, increased heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. There are simple changes you can make to help improve your quality of sleep. Read on to learn these helpful tips and suggestions.

Do You Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

Do you have loved ones who comment on your loud and frequent snoring? Or do you find you have difficulty falling asleep and then wake throughout the night? If either of these scenarios sounds like something you regularly experience, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Unfortunately, sleep apnea often remains undetected because people disregard their symptoms or don’t know who to see for a diagnosis. At Atlas Orofacial Pain & Apnea Group, we specialize in diagnosing and treating patients who experience symptoms of sleep apnea.

Being Aware Of Your Habits

Everyone has good and bad habits. We have to hope that our good habits outweigh the bad and that our bad habits don’t cause damage or discomfort. Unfortunately, if you suffer from TMJ disorder, there are certain bad habits that can lead to a flare-up of symptoms. It can be hard to break bad habits, especially if they are things that you have been doing for many years, but to help your overall health, it is in your best interest to make some changes, even though they may be difficult. Read on to learn if these bad habits are affecting your TMJ.

Learn More About The Difference Of Atlas Orofacial Pain & Apnea Group

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with sleep apnea or TMJ Disorder, and you are struggling to find treatment that best fits your needs? At Atlas Orofacial Pain & Apnea Group, we have a clear objective, which is to understand each patient, make a diagnosis, and work with each person to determine the most complete and appropriate plan to bring relief and eliminate discomfort.