TMJ Disorder treatment.
Treatment will depend on the diagnosis of dysfunction and site of injury(ies) that is causing the ongoing inflammation and upsetting the proper functioning of the central nervous system (brain). In a nut shell, we see chronic TMD as a multi-factorial inflammatory (injury) and neurological (control) disorder. Our comprehensive examination allows us to make, as accurate as possible, a working diagnosis to locate the areas of major body injury. We then decompress the TMJ with various designs of oral appliances to address the TMJ orthopedic pathology and remove peripheral inflammatory inputs from the body to the central nervous system (the brain). The result of the treatment is any central nervous system sensitization will be lessened and eventually removed.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Treatment will depend on the medical diagnosis of the sleep disorder. Sleep Apnea is one of the possible diagnoses that come from the result of the sleep study. The sleep study will be interpreted by a Sleep Specialist and there will be a diagnosis and treatment recommendation given by the specialist.
The most common diagnosis is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and this comes in varying degrees of severities. The norm that is being used (per AASM and AADSM) is the amount of breathing interruptions per hour: AHI which stands for Apnea Hypopnea Index.
The following are standards for adults: