It is relatively common for people who have sleep apnea to also have pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Both groups tend to have smaller, retruded jaws, and they both seem to clench and grind their teeth.
The TMJ is comprised of the temporal bone, the lower jaw, and the disc. The lower jaw or mandible connects to the skull via the temporal bone at the temporomandibular joint. However, the disc can slip out of place, and this results in a misaligned bite and other painful symptoms.
High-Quality, Affordable Treatments Available for Patients with TMJ Problems
The most common symptoms of a TMJ disorder include pain in the shoulders, chronic headaches, painful clicking sounds, and difficulty opening or closing the mouth. To reduce these symptoms, our expert can reposition the jaw in order to reduce the negative effects of clenching or grinding.
Pacific Dental Care’s Personalized Approach
We take the patient’s unique features and facial contours into consideration in addition to skin tone, tooth shape, and gum line. We make sure our no-prep veneers fit comfortably, properly, and that we maintain optimal occlusion. The end goal is to always achieve natural results that both we and the patient are ecstatic with.