Calgary Treatment Options for TMJ

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From headaches to muscle aches and vertigo to ear pain, the myriad of debilitating symptoms caused by TMJ can affect anyone and everyone. TMJ disorder (also known as TMD) stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. The temporomandibular joints allow the jaw to open, close, and move from side to side. Between …

Do Dental Appliances Work for Sleep Apnea? Let’s Take a Look

Do Dental Appliances Work for Sleep Apnea?

Patients come into my office almost every day looking for a CPAP alternative that actually works. As a dentist with years of experience treating sleep apnea through oral/dental appliances, I get it. CPAPs are not for everyone. Not to mention, many of my patients have said they can feel claustrophobic …

Migraine Treatment: Are SPG blocks a practical solution?

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Have you ever had a migraine? You’re not alone. I’ve had many patients come to me to try and find a permanent solution outside of the pharmaceutical options. A solution they hope to be a natural migraine remedy. Researchers state that millions of Canadians suffer with migraines. Some estimates say …

On Refusing to Use Botox for Migraines

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Millions of Canadians suffer from migraines. According to Statistics Canada, an estimated 8.3% of Canadians (2.7 million) reported that they had been diagnosed with migraines. Migraine can be awfully debilitating and can last a few hours to several days. Often, migraine episodes are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light …

TMJ Dental Orthotic Wear and Care Guide By Calgary Dentist

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If you suffer from migraines, jaw pain, and other TMJ symptoms, you’re probably excited to finally get relief from your debilitating pain. Your TMJ dental appliance, also called your Natural Fit Orthotic, can give you the much-needed relief and healing from jaw tiredness, soreness, and painful migraines. But after your …

CPAP and Claustrophobia: Sleep Apnea Treatment Without CPAP Is Possible

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Restful sleep isn’t easy for patients with sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, you understand what it feels like to wake up exhausted day after day. But imagine this scenario. You finally go to your doctor to discuss your treatment options. Your doctor prescribes a CPAP machine. You take …

Overbite Test – Testing Yourself for TMJ and Jaw Problems

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Pain can be a significant indicator for Tempomandibular Joint  Disorder (TMJ disorder or TMD) but it is not the only signal. Years of poor or bad posture, wearing teeth, damage to jaw joints, neck vertebrae, loss of the bone and gum tissue around the roots of your teeth, are often …

Can Weight Loss Cure Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is more than an annoying condition that causes snoring and lack of a restful sleep. Sleep that does not allow you to breathe in a relaxed and full way can cause the release of stress hormones that can have far reaching health consequences. What more patients, doctors, and …

Is it a Chinook Headache or a Bad Bite?

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Trying to deal with everything that life throws our way while having a headache or a migraine is annoying. But for some, when the chinook starts to roll in, their headaches and migraines are intensified. Unfortunately, this is how many people live their lives. They deal with constant pain and …

[Video] How Can I Tell If My Partner Has Sleep Apnea?

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Some Common Signs and Advice Do you start your days tired and cranky? As a obstructive sleep apnea treatment provider, I have heard many stories that relate to a patient’s partner snoring or suffering from restless sleep that is keeping my patient from getting their own good night’s sleep. Sleep …