Welcome to our Web site
This Web site has been developed to provide information about orofacial pain, TMJ dysfunction, and oral devices for obstructive sleep apnea. The site will also provide prospective patients with online information about the practice.
We view this Web site for educational purposes to help patients make informed decisions. Both “TMJ” and dental sleep medicine can be product driven and biased to one form of therapy. The most important parts of any medical treatment are proper diagnosis and experience. We would direct your research to other Web sites in these disciplines:
- American Academy of Orofacial Pain www.aaop.org
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine www.aadsm.org
- National Sleep Foundation www.sleepfoundation.org
Besides information for patients about these subjects, these sites also give a list of other dentists in these fields.
We believe the more informed a patient becomes, the better their treatment outcome.
We hope this Web site helps in that endeavor.
Dr. Sylvan Mintz
What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for the temporo mandibular joint, which is made up of a disk separating the lower jaw from the fixed upper jaw. It is also a complex area a few millimeters in front of the ear canal and a passageway for many of the nerves and blood vessels to the head and neck. TMJ Read more
What is Sleep Apnea?
What is sleep apnea and how does it differ from snoring? When someone makes a snoring sound during sleep, it is due to a vibration of some tissue or fluid in the air passage. That is why when you have a cold you may snore. Sleep Apnea Doctor, Dentist