TMJ/TMD and Sleep Apnea Treatment at Plainsboro Dental Service
At Plainsboro Dental Service, we understand the importance of proper care and treatment for TMJ/TMD and sleep apnea. Our specialist dentist, Dr. Priti Dagli, is dedicated to providing you with comprehensive, personalized health care to improve your overall well-being.
TMJ/TMD Treatment in Plainsboro, NJ
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) can cause severe discomfort and affect your quality of life. Dr. Dagli is an experienced dentist who specializes in TMJ/TMD treatment, offering various therapeutic options to help alleviate pain and restore normal function to your jaw.
Sleep Apnea Treatments We Offer: Oral Appliances
Sleep apnea is a serious health condition that can have a significant impact on your daily life. At Plainsboro Dental Service, we offer sleep apnea treatments to help you breathe easier and sleep more comfortably.
One of the most effective treatments we provide is oral appliance therapy. An oral appliance is a custom-fitted device that is worn during sleep to maintain an open airway, reducing the risk of sleep apnea episodes. This treatment is a great alternative to the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, which can be cumbersome and uncomfortable for some patients.
What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea is crucial for timely diagnosis and treatment. Common symptoms include:
- Loud snoring
- Pauses in breathing while asleep
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Frequent awakenings during the night
- Morning headaches
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritability or mood changes
If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms, it’s essential to consult a specialist dentist like Dr. Dagli for an evaluation.
What to Expect During a Sleep Apnea Screening
A sleep apnea screening at Plainsboro Dental Service typically involves the following steps:
- Comprehensive Consultation: Dr. Dagli will discuss your medical history, symptoms, and any concerns you may have.
- Physical Examination: Dr. Dagli will examine your mouth, throat, and neck to identify any physical factors that may contribute to sleep apnea.
- Sleep Study Referral: If necessary, Dr. Dagli may recommend a sleep study to confirm the diagnosis of sleep apnea. This study is usually performed at a sleep center or in the comfort of your own home.
- Treatment Discussion: Once the diagnosis is confirmed, Dr. Dagli will discuss the most appropriate treatment options for your specific needs.
Cost and Insurance
At Plainsboro Dental Service, we understand that the cost of treatment can be a concern for many patients. We are committed to providing affordable, quality care and accept most major dental insurance plans. Our knowledgeable team will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits and minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.
Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment
Don’t let TMJ/TMD or sleep apnea affect your quality of life. Dr. Priti Dagli and the team at Plainsboro Dental Service are ready to help you find relief from these conditions with our expert care and treatment options. Call us today at 609-716-7100 to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards better health.