• Craniofacial pain – head and face
• Headaches & migraines
• TMJ Disorders
• Sleep Apnoea/snoring
• Paediatric sleep breathing disorders and OSA
There is an answer for adults and children. With proper evaluation and diagnosis, the conditions of craniofacial pain, Sleep Apnoea and snoring can be successfully treated.
TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centres are dedicated exclusively to the evaluation and treatment of these conditions. Our approach is comprehensive evaluation for proper diagnosis, and non-invasive treatment therapies. We provide successful results using state of the art technology and research based treatment in a caring and friendly environment. We recognize and treat each patient as a unique individual.
Temporomandibular Disorder or TMD is a condition caused by disturbances in the action of the jaw. Often jaw problems are?only a symptom, secondary to a greater problem affecting the body, much like a fever is secondary to the common flu. In the absence?of an acute injury to the head or face, the primary cause of jaw problems is frequently an unidentified sleep breathing issue: Sleep Apnoea or Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Proper diagnosis and emphasis on origin rather than symptoms is key to successfully treating this disorder.
Symptoms can include:
Primary headaches – migraine, tension and cluster
Pain in jaw joint?Facial,
neck and back pain
Jaw popping and clicking
Restricted jaw opening
Catching or locking of jaw Pain when chewing?
Ear pain or ringing in the ears
Sleep Apnoea is defined as the absence of breathing during sleep. A common reason for this medical condition is a poorly positioned jaw and/or tongue, which can lead to a blocked airway. There is a 70% overlap between snoring and Apnoea in adults and children. The American Association of Paediatrics ‘Patient Parameters’ recently stated that all children should be screened for snoring, and all children who snore should have a sleep study for evaluation of Apnoea, because of associated ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and cardiovascular risks.
Symptoms commonly linked to Sleep Apnoea:
Snoring/frequent night time awakenings
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Heartburn and Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
Children – ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, bedwetting, teeth grinding, snoring
Related risk factors:
High blood pressure, Heart attack,? Stroke?, Diabetes