Does your shoulder pain come as a result of TMJ?The temporomandibular joint in the jaw controls chewing, opening and closing of the mouth, and more. It’s one of the root causes of a lot of disorders, but unfortunately, not many doctors, dentists, periodontists, or oral surgeons will study it. A lot of the possible problems stemming from a dysfunctional temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are attributed to other causes. One of the many results of TMJ disorder is actually shoulder pain.
What is sleep apnea?
Apnea is the sudden stoppage of respiratory airflow, which can lead to a lack of blood getting transported to the brain and no oxygen to fill the lungs. Sleep apnea, therefore, occurs when you’re asleep and unconscious, unable to respond to the blockage in your throat. The body does tend to wake up if there is an apneic event, though.
Dr. Paulo Malo and the All on 4® Technique
Dr. Paulo Malo hails from Portugal and studied dental medicine throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. Dr. Malo and a team of clinical and medical researchers started to create the All on 4® technique, which allowed dental implants to be used on individuals who had sufficient bone loss. Shortly thereafter, he opened the Malo Clinic in Portugal, where he performed numerous procedures on patients who needed dental implants. As a result of his strides, many dentists and surgeons, including Dr. Eddie Siman, incorporated the All on 4® technique in their practices. Dr. Eddie Siman himself traveled to Portugal for hands-on training by Dr. Malo.
When you experience jaw clicking or popping, it can be a painful or uncomfortable sensation. This common phenomenon is caused by a misalignment of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)- which are the joints that connect the jaw to the rest of the skull. This is what helps your jaw attain a large range of movement, allowing you to chew, eat, sing, yawn- really anything that has to do with moving your jaw!
When you brush your teeth, you’re not only improving your smile but your overall health, too. You can avoid gingivitis, gum disease, tooth decay, and more when you care for your teeth like your dentist wishes you would. Implementing these teeth cleaning tips every day will prevent you from having to undergo stressful and expensive procedures like crowns, root canals, veneer insertion. Also, you’ll spend much less time in the dentist’s chair when you go for cleanings. It’s a win-win!
Treating pain is one of Dr. Eddie Siman’s passions. He is a cosmetic dentist and doctor who specializes in treating conditions associated with the temporomandibular (TMJ) joint. This includes not only TMJ disorder, but bruxism, sleep apnea, misaligned jaws, and more.