Is there a TMJ and Sleep Apnea Relationship?

TMJ and Sleep Apnea  (OSA) share a relationship especially with respect to the facial muscles, central nervous system, and soft tissue of the head and neck.  These can cause a wide range of symptoms from migraine headaches to facial pain. Both are diseases of craniofacial anatomy and craniofacial distortions.  In fact, medicine identifies OSA patients as obese or craniofacial abnormalities.

This means there is a need for TMJ dentists and dentists to recognize and learn to treat these as they are often coexist and affect patients overall well-being and health.   Proper evaluation and screening helps to reveal these situations when they occur together and allow for proper concurrent treatment.  These treatments can sometimes involve wearing a different daytime and nighttime appliance, the nighttime appliance being utilize to control the sleep apnea.

Treating TMD concurrently with OSA is a needed health service and an understanding of both is essential to providing the best care for patients.

If you have any questions regarding Houston TMJ or Houston Dental Sleep Appliances, please feel free to contact our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, 713-668-2289

Request an
Appointment

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

* All indicated fields must be completed.
Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.

Visit Our Houston Dental Practice

Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Konig Center for Cosmetic &
Comprehensive Dentistry

2201 W Holcombe Blvd Suite 300
Houston, TX 77030

footer img2@2x
Scroll to Top