Do you or someone you love have a chronic snoring problem? Did you know that snoring is the number one indicator of sleep apnea, which is potentially life-threatening?
You may also suffer from frequent headaches, jaw pain, uncomfortable chewing, popping or clicking of the jaw. These are just a few indicators that you may suffer from an unbalanced TMJ. Also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and temporomandibular disorder, is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles of mastication (the muscles that move the jaw) and the temporomandibular joints (the joints which connect the mandible to the skull). The most important feature is pain, followed by restricted mandibular movement, and noises from the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) during jaw movement. Although TMD/TMJ is not life-threatening, it can be detrimental to quality of life, because the symptoms can become chronic and difficult to manage. About 20 to 30 percent of the adult population is affected to some degree. Usually people affected by the disorder are between 20 and 40 years olf, and it is more common in women than in men.
We know oral health issues can drastically impact your life. With the most advanced dental tools and technology available, First Impressions Dental Care takes a proactive approach to resolve your oral health issues quickly. With constantly advancing and evolving dental care practices, you can rest assured knowing the knowledgable and experienced staff will take the best care of your family dentistry needs including TMJ. When seeking an Issaquah dentist for your TMJ needs, consider Dr. Ron Sherman and the First Impressions Dental Care staff for their well-known "no guilt" approach to practicing dentistry with each of their patients for more than 20 years.
Learn more about how dentistry can impact your overall health and wellness. Then, come visit us to see how we can help!