Is There a Link Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ? Our Sleep Apnea Dentist explains

Dr. Mike DeldarAbout Sleep Apnea, TMJLeave a Comment

While Sleep Apnea and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are very different things, you may be able to alleviate one by taking care of the other. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know that it causes you to stop breathing throughout the night. This decreases the amount of oxygen that you intake and reduces the quality of sleep. If you don’t take care of a sleep apnea problem, you may face more significant issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, increased blood pressure, sleep deprivation, and more. TMJ or TMD is a problem with the main jawbone. Frequently, those with TMJ … Read More

Having Difficulty Chewing? It Could Be TMJ Disorder

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Have you found that it’s hard to chew? Do you experience pain or difficulty chewing or swallowing? Our Indianapolis TMJ dental office often sees patients with these symptoms. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your skull to your jawbone. This sliding joint allows you to open and close your mouth. Improper function of the TMJ can cause difficulty chewing, pain, stiffness, and other symptoms.  Reasons Why You May Be Having Difficulty Chewing If it’s hard to chew, then it’s worth seeing a dentist as soon as possible. Difficulty chewing can be caused by several different conditions, including:  Trauma or injury.  Osteoarthritis … Read More

TMJ Disorder Symptoms: The Link Between Jaw Pain and Posture

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TMJ disorder – a painful condition of the jaw joints – can lead to chronic pain, including headaches and migraines.  What you may not realize about TMJ disorder symptoms is that they go way beyond jaw pain. In fact, the disorder can actually impact the rest of the body, including your posture.  Beyond Jaw Pain – When TMJ Disorder Impacts Your Posture Noblesville dentist, Dr. Mike Deldar, takes a holistic approach to dental care. Your dental team, along with Dr. Deldar, will check your bite and any anatomical anomalies to see whether they’re causing dental issues, as well as any … Read More

Tips For CPAP-Intolerant Patients: Before You Get Rid of The Mask

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Out of the 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, there are thousands of individuals that find themselves saying “I hate my CPAP” on a regular basis. Typically, CPAP machines are large, clunky, and just simply uncomfortable for many patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. While there are several CPAP alternatives available to those suffering from this and other sleep disorders, you may want to consider your options before you ditch your mask. Dentist Noblesville IN explains: 6 Common Reasons Why People Say, “I hate CPAP” All too often, dental and medical professionals hear the complaint, “I … Read More

Should Children Be Snoring? Why Your Snoring Child May Need Help

Dr. Mike DeldarAbout Sleep Apnea, Blog, Sleep apnea, SnoringLeave a Comment

A snoring child sleeping in bed with a mother wondering about sleep apnea disorder

It isn’t uncommon for parents to go into their child’s room at night and hear them snoring. If you’ve done this, your initial reaction might be a smile or even giggle. A few seconds later, though, you might start to wonder – should children be snoring? Everyone is used to adults snoring, but kids? Is this normal? Or, more importantly, is it a sign of some serious condition? Should Children Be Snoring? Why Snoring Could Be a Sign of Something Serious Besides allergies, one of the main causes of snoring in children is sleep apnea. But isn’t that something only … Read More