Dr. Gorman offers new new insights into treating TMJ disorders, by treating the patients sleep apnea.

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Dr. Martin N. Gorman explains how several new methods for treating sleep apnea are rendering the CPAP and other more invasive treatments obsolete.

Dr. Gorman Sleep Apnea and TMJ Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center

"CPAP Machines are not the only option anymore"

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular joint, the place where the lower jaw connects to the skull.

The main symptoms of disorders affecting this area are jaw pain and headaches. TMJ disorders can be triggered during sleep by things like grinding of the teeth at night, which is also called Bruxism. Bruxism is often caused by the muscles of the jaw and neck trying to remain active in order to keep a persons airway open to allow for proper oxygen flow. This critical lack of oxygen is very often caused by sleep apnea. People suffering from TMJ disorders often end up grinding all the enamel off their teeth while they sleep, and all the midnight jaw clenching and tooth grinding almost always sends people to searching for more information about TMJ symptoms and TMJ treatment. Dr. Gorman has found great success in treating patients with TMJ by treating its source, their sleep apnea. 

Fortunately, bulky and expensive CPAP Machines are not the only option anymore. At The Sleep Apnea and TMJ Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center, many different treatment options are made available, such as the DNA (Day and Night) Appliance which helps keep the jaw in proper alignment during sleep.  Dr. Gorman is even currently developing his own patented non-invasive treatment method for Snoring and Sleep Apnea called the Simple Overnight Strip (SOS) that keeps the tongue out of the airway while asleep, thus increasing airflow, and treating the apneas which are the root cause of many patients' painful TMJ disorders.

"I think over the next few years, we will be seeing CPAPs in more storage units than in peoples bedrooms." jokes Dr. Gorman.

"My goal is to treat to health, rather than just dealing with your symptoms." Dr. Gorman says of his philosophy. His facility and staff are accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

The offices of Dr. Gorman at the Sleep Apnea and TMJ Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center may be reached at (818) 995-1891 or visited online at http://www.MGormanDental.com.

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