The temporomandibular joint is where your lower jaw connects to your skull near your ear or temple. TMJ is an acronym for "temporomandibular joint." When anything goes wrong with this joint, it's called a TMJ disorder. TMJ problems happen often, and Dr. Pine has the experience and perfect treatment to help patients. Here are the main reasons to call Dr. Pine if you are experiencing this disorder.
1. He is an Experienced General Dentist
The jaw is an essential part of your oral health, and a dentist can identify and treat any issues you may have. The state of your teeth may be affected by issues in your jaw and vice versa. There is some evidence that links TMJ problems to dental issues. Because of the intimate association between tooth health and jaw health, Dr. Pine is the right person to treat this condition. He is a general dentist with 25 years of experience treating TMJ.
2. You're Experiencing Tinnitus, Vertigo, or Meniere's Disease
Tinnitus, vertigo, and Meniere's disease are all symptoms that could be caused by TMJ dysfunction. The jaw and ear muscles tense up when you clench and grind your teeth because of how close they are. Orthostop will stop your jaw muscles from clenching and grinding, which will relieve the pressure in your ears.
3. You Have Sleep Problems
Sleep problems can be caused by various things, including grinding your teeth for hours every night, which is the main culprit. When rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is disrupted, it has a domino effect on the other stages of sleep and causes disruption. When REM sleep is cut back, the brain isn't able to start nightly cell physiology and re-energizing as well. The immune system suffers as a result of this. A person's mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical health are all negatively impacted.
Ortho-Stop will significantly lessen nighttime clenching and grinding that can be traced back to TMJ. It will improve REM sleep, which is severely disrupted in patients with immune and autoimmune diseases.
4. You Have Anxiety and Depression or PTSD
Extreme clenching and grinding, which can lead to TMJ, is common in people with PTSD and who have experienced trauma. Patients are permitted to exert up to 900 pounds of pressure while grinding. The pressure of chewing is 68 psi. If you have a habit of clenching and grinding your teeth, it will prevent you from getting restful sleep. Ortho-Stop treats the cause, not the symptoms. Ortho-Stop is intended to improve the efficacy of therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and stress reduction in the treatment of TMJ in Orange County.
5. You Suffer from Sleep Apnea
When used with a CPAP machine, Ortho-Stop has been shown to improve patient adherence. With over a thousand successful Ortho-Stop cases under his belt, Dr. Pine can confidently say that it is an effective treatment for teeth clenching and grinding.
Ortho-Stop is lightweight, easy to wear, and comfortable. Unlike traditional night guards, this one is not bulky to wear. Because Ortho-Stop puts an end to nightly clenching and grinding, electrical firing in the central nervous system and brain is greatly reduced.
There are a lot of reasons and disorders connected to TMJ. Dr. Pine has been using TMJ appliances for over 25 years and is one of the most experienced dentists in the field of TMJ treatment in Orange County.
Ortho Stop is a tried-and-true product created by Dr. Pine, who has been using it for over 12 years. Let him take care of you, and contact us to schedule an appointment today!