TMJ and Snore Therapy in Broadview Heights
Do you have unexplained, throbbing jaw pain, severe migraines, and frequent earaches? Has your jaw ever locked? If you've had any or all of these symptoms, you may suffer from TMJ dysfunction.
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joints, are in front of your ears. They allow your mouth to open, close, or slide front to back and side to side. Our everyday chewing, breathing, and talking exerts tremendous pressure on the TMJs. If misaligned, the joints can cause nagging or even debilitating pain. TMJ pain is also caused by bruxism, or grinding and clenching the teeth, especially at night.
Dr. Stanley Altizer offers TMJ dysfunction relief with a convenient oral appliance that you should wear at night. When used according to directions, the appliance can provide relief quickly.
Dr. Altizer also has relief for snorers. Snoring is more than an embarrassing nuisance. It actually indicates that your air passage is partially obstructed and can even indicate a more serious complication, sleep apnea. Dr. Altizer sometimes recommends the TAP, or Thornton Adjustable Positioner. This comfortable oral appliance holds the jaw forward during sleep, preventing the tongue and soft throat tissue from collapsing into the airway. Imagine sleeping peacefully through the night, waking up refreshed and alert.
When you call for your appointment with Dr. Altizer at our Broadview Heights office, be sure to let us know if you suffer from TMJ dysfunction or snoring. Relief is just a phone call away! Our convenient location serves patients throughout the Cleveland area, including Brecksville, Parma, and Seven Hills.