TMJ & Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
At times, the airway may become completely blocked, which stops the passage of any air into your lungs. This is called apnea.
One of the most frequent problems related to your bite is the involuntary side-to-side grinding of your teeth, called bruxism.
Treatments for Bruxism
Bruxism is the involuntary side-to-side grinding of your teeth. It is typically done during sleep and is often associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most complicated joint in the body.
In a healthy joint, the head of the lower jaw bone moves smoothly up and down the joint, and the disc comfortably cushions the movement.
Clicking is caused when pressure from the lower jaw bone squeezes the disc and causes it to bulge.
Locking is caused when pressure from the lower jaw bone squeezes the disc and causes it to bulge.