TMJ, Bruxism, & Sleep Apnea in Greeley, CO

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If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder, finding relief can sometimes feel like a confusing and overwhelming process. Undiagnosed sleep apnea can take up to a decade or more off of your life expectancy.

At Greeley Dental Care, Dr. Taher Dhoon makes it possible for you to have improved oral health, improved overall health, and a good night’s sleep using non-invasive and convenient oral appliance therapy.

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SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH & TMJ DISORDERS AND BRUXISM

A person who suffers from bruxism causes the same amount of wear to their teeth in one night as someone who does not have a clenching and grinding habit creates in 100 nights.

There is a connection between TMJ, dysfunction, bruxism, and obstructive sleep apnea. Because sleep disorders are so common and create so many dental-related issues, we evaluate each new patient for signs of TMJ dysfunction (jaw joint issues), bruxism, (clenching and grinding), and obstructive sleep apnea.

These conditions are often related and can have a negative impact on both your oral health and your overall health.

  • Head, neck, or shoulder pain
  • Facial swelling or pain
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Clicking, popping, or locking of jaw joints
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Bony growths beneath the tongue (tori)
  • Bite marks along the inside of cheek tissue
  • Teeth that do not come together correctly
  • Inability to fully open jaws

Common Signs of OSA Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Often, the first sign that you suffer from sleep apnea is a complaint from your partner of snoring or concern that you stop breathing during your sleep. Not only is this troublesome when it comes to the intimacy in your relationship, but it can also cause serious health implications including:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Mood disorders
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Complications with diabetes
  • Early death, by twelve years on average
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder)
  • Increased risk of a motor vehicle accident, by up to 19 times
  • Increased risk of cancer
  • Dementia
  • Depression

At Greeley Dental Care, we offer a take-home, inexpensive sleep test to monitor your nighttime sleep patterns. Once the device gathers your data, we send it for analysis by a certified sleep specialist and will determine the best way to treat you based on your specific condition.

Oral Appliance Therapy for TMJ, Bruxism, and OSA

Custom oral appliance therapy provides relief of symptoms and also corrects the harmful condition at its source.

We create bruxism appliances right here in our office, giving you instant relief on the same day. Bruxism appliances gently separate your upper and lower teeth, preventing damage from grinding. Your oral appliance also guides your jaw into a comfortable position that reduces inflammation and pain. With regular use, your muscles relax and damage to your jaw joints is reduced.

A sleep apnea oral appliance gently guides your lower jaw forward to open your airway, allowing for the free flow of oxygen. This reduces the number of instances in which you unconsciously awaken during sleep and allows you to achieve the restorative sleep you need to stay healthy. Your partner will deeply appreciate the sweet sound of silence because oral appliance therapy also relieves loud snoring.

testimonials

  • I love this office. They are always so nice and so sweet and they’re very professional. And they are wonderful with my six-year-old who is terrified to see the dentist. They always try to work on financials if you need help which I need a procedure done and they always explain everything step-by-step while you’re going to the visit. The transition to this new dentist has been nothing but awesome.

    Krista R.
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  • One of the best dentist I've gone too! Honest about what was really going on in my mouth. Easiest and most gentle one for filling and crown. Helping me save my dental health in being proactive on how I take care of my teeth from this point. Fixed my front teeth that were damaged by a previous dentist. Dr. Dhoon is quite an "artist" with teeth!! The office staff is very caring and helpful too.

    AnnaMarie W.
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  • I have only been twice but am so impressed with everyone I have met. Very kind and very professional. I’m looking forward to the next few months with my upcoming appointments. I have never had a dentist that explains everything so well. Thank you again Dr. Dhoon and staff!

    Kathy C.
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  • This was the first time i went here and the staff was so nice and attentive. Made sure you were comfortable and answered all of the questions you had. The doctor was really nice and straightforward. Would recommend going here for sure.

    Joey C.
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  • I always come and go with good customer service. They re all kind and welcoming. My hygienist always makes sure I'm okay why she's doing my clean up. & always asks if i need anything. I always love to go and feeling good after.

    Sammy N.
    Sammy N.
  • Greeley Dental Care has an extremely friendly and kind staff. Dr. Dhoon is really knowledgeable and takes time to explain what he’s doing in a very understandable way. He is an expert at making you feel at ease in the office, too. Highest recommendations for Greeley Dental Care.

    Chris C.
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  • I highly recommend Dr. Dhoon to anyone in the Northern Colorado area. His staff was so very kind, understanding and professional with everything they did. I had a simple procedure done, and they explained my long-term options without making me feel pressured at all.

    Brett S.
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  • Great staff and Dr. Dhoon is wonderful. My 8 yr old daughter had to have some minor work done after her 1st visit and being the last appointment, Dr. Dhoon and Isabel were more than happy to stay later to complete her treatment. I highly recommend Greeley Dental Care. Great job Isabel and Dr. Dhoon. My family and I look forward to future visits!

    Leonora G.
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  • Fantastic care and consideration for their customers. This place is a huge find for my husband and I. I have been going to the same place for my entire dental history and I only wish I knew about this place earlier! Quality care and quality people!

    Helen S.
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  • Greeley Dental Care is the best! I used to hate going to the dentist, but then I found Greeley Dental Care. Cathy is beyond phenomenal, as is the rest of the staff. Dr. Dhoon is friendly, patient and extremely knowledgeable. You will not be disappointed when you are in the care of these great people.

    Jason O.
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