Good dentistry is about more than having a healthy smile, although we cannot overstate the importance of that. Dentistry really is about improving your quality of life primarily through your oral health. However, our dentist, Dr. Gregory Erramouspe can also address other issues that can improve other aspects of your life. At our office we offer sleep apnea treatments and TMJ therapy. If you are experiencing headaches, damage to your teeth, jaw pain or other related issues, call 307-362-3121 today and a member of our team will schedule you for an appointment at Erramouspe Dental.
Sleep Apnea Treatments
Simply put, sleep apnea is a condition in which your body does not get the oxygen it needs as you sleep. It is frequently caused by the tissues in your airway relaxing while you sleep or by your tongue rolling back in your throat. As this happens, your body is alerted to the lack of oxygen and wakes you up, although not completely. You, your spouse or other people in your household may notice that you are snoring or sleeping fitfully. However, sleep apnea does more than keep you from getting a good night’s rest. Untreated, it can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular issues and even problems with your liver. You should see your primary care physician if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- You are snoring or have trouble sleeping or staying asleep
- You wake up with a dry throat, a sore throat or headaches
- You feel irritable
- You have trouble staying awake
If your doctor diagnoses you with sleep apnea, Dr. Erramouspe can provide you with sleep apnea treatment in Rock Springs, Wyoming. This may involve creating an appliance that you wear as you sleep that will keep your airway open and allow you to get a healthy night’s sleep. We invite you to call our office for more information.
TMJ is a term often used to refer to temporomandibular joint disorder. This is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. If it becomes stressed, sustains an injury or is not properly aligned, you may be dealing with a TMJ disorder. If this is the case for you, you may experience these problems:
- Problems chewing, speaking, yawning or simply opening your mouth
- A sensation of clicking, locking or grinding when moving your jaws
- A jaw that feels “stuck”
- Pain in your jaws, face, neck, ears and possibly even in your shoulders
Dr. Erramouspe will be happy to see you for an examination and consultation and discuss your options for TMJ therapy in Rock Springs, Wyoming. There are a number of ways to address this problem which may include relaxation techniques, dental work or changes in your lifestyle. Dr. Erramouspe can also create a custom made night guard to help cushion your teeth and relieve the symptoms of TMJ. If you would like to visit with our dentist, call us today to schedule your visit.