Dangers Of TMJ, If Left Untreated
Untreated TMJ can be dangerous and lead to serious health concerns. If left untreated, TMJ headaches can be debilitating, causing you to miss work and be unable to perform daily activities.
Joint damage may occur when TMJ is untreated. When your jaw joint is misaligned, your TMJ symptoms will intensify, leading to further inflammation and increased pain.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and TMJ are often related. Many people with TMJ also have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder leading to heart problems, diabetes, stroke, sexual dysfunction, and mood disorders. Yes, Dr. Appolon also provides sleep apnea treatment.
TMJ Treatment At Appolon Dental Group
You don’t have to live with TMJ pain. Dr. Appolon offers a range of non-invasive, non-narcotic, and affordable treatments, including:
- Lifestyle changes in sleep habits, diet
- TENS (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation)
- Bite splints or oral appliances
- Dental procedures to correct uneven, worn, and misaligned teeth
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Oral surgery (only for advanced cases)
TMJ treatment will work to move your jaw into its optimal position because when the jaw is not functioning correctly and is out of alignment, the joints and muscles in the area are forced to work overtime to allow you to move your jaw, face, head, and neck in many directions.
The Temporomandibular Joints are the only joints that move back and forth, side to side, and up and down. Due to having to move in so many directions, the jaw joints get overworked, and dysfunction results.
Midtown Manhattan TMJ dentist Dr. Appolon can evaluate your jaw function to determine if you’re suffering from TMJ. If you are diagnosed with TMJ, treatment may begin right away. Our innovative TMJ technology lets us see and hear jaw movements to discover your problems.