New non-invasive holistic treatments offer patients relief from the pain related to temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders (TMDs) – a condition which currently affects roughly 10 Americans. Common symptoms include chronic headaches; face, jaw, and neck pain; clicking and popping when opening or closing the mouth; difficulty chewing; and even locking of the jaw.
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Yet many people still aren’t aware of these leading edge treatments, which is why the Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea & CPAP Intolerance is reaching out to TMD sufferers. The clinic’s founder, Dr. Ann Abdulla, warns that the condition can worsen over time and lead to more severe issues, such as chronic pain; tinnitus and other ear-related issues; sleep disturbances; and mental health issues. In fact, a 2019 study found that depression and anxiety were ten times higher in TMD patients than in the general population.
In treating TMJ disorders, Dr. Abdulla strives to uncover the root cause of the condition, which can vary from patient to patient. While factors such as genetics and stress can play a part, TMD is often related to misaligned bites and bruxism (habitual clenching and grinding during sleep).
“When the jaw structure is altered – through injury, progressive misalignment, unconscious teeth grinding, or jaw clenching – a variety of symptoms may arise that can cause minimal to major interference in a person’s daily life,” says Dr. Abdulla.
Based on the diagnosis, Dr. Abdulla will coordinate a personalized treatment plan that eliminates the cause and alleviates the symptoms. These holistic treatment plans are designed to target the root cause and provide long-term relief without invasive procedures or expensive surgeries. Typically, they involve a combination of oral appliances with meditation, exercises, and stress management, and may also include myofascial trigger point release therapy and botox injections. Ultrasound therapy may also be utilized to reduce pain in the facial muscles.
Patients of the Laguna Hills Center typically report that their jaw pain has been resolved within three weeks of their treatment.
About Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea & CPAP Intolerance
Dr. Angham (Ann) Abdulla DDS is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate. Championing biocompatible alternatives to traditional dentistry, she has over 25 years of experience treating orofacial conditions.
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