Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Night Grinding and Clenching – Night Guards
Treatment may be by reducing weight, avoiding alcohol, correction of sleeping position (sleep on sides rather on back) or by dental devices which is excellent for snoring and mild sleeping apnoea. Patient needs to provide good medical & social history and need to have a sleep study test before the treatment. Dental treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea include mandibular advancement splints.
Facial Pain and TMJ Disorders
Some people suffer from unclear facial pain, pain in the jaw joints (tempro-mandibular joint), tenderness in the muscles of the face and may or may not has click in the joint. Due to some de-arrangement in the ligaments and muscles of the joint, this may cause severe pain in the face and headaches prompting the patient to seek treatment. The treatment may be as simple as construction of mouth splint to treat the condition or is sometimes much more complicated and will need referral to specialist in facial pain and tempro-mandibular disorders.