Neuralgia refers to constant pain following an extraction, root canal treatment, or any surgical procedure that has not responded to conventional treatment.
TMJ Pain refers to pain that is located at the side of the face where the jaw and cranium join.
Sleep Apnea is when during sleep a person either breathes shallow or has long pauses between breathes that causes poor sleep. Sleep Apnea can be treated using the right methods.
If you have moderate to severe OSA an initial trial with a nasal CPAP is necessary due to its greater effectiveness then an oral appliance.
If you can not tolerate or refuse to use your CPAP and with the release from your physician an oral appliance can be an effective way to treat sleep apnea.
Your appliance is a devise that is worn in the mouth, similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard.
This appliance will try to prevent closure of your soft tissue in the back of the throat keeping airway open.
There are many types of oral appliances available.
There have been many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches over the past decade. Dr. Ramos is trained and certified to recognized Orofacial Pain headaches. Dr. Ramos is able to stay abreast of the latest advances in this field though his involvement with the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
As a dentist, Dr. Ramos is not permitted to treat headaches that do not have any Orofacial manifestations. Dr .Ramos will then refer the patient to a physician who specializes in headaches when there are no Orofacial symptoms. Many times headaches can mimic TMD or toothaches. This is the reason that Dr. Ramos feels that knowledge of these headache disorders is important.
Please remember neither the internet or books is a substitute for a full evaluation by a physician or Orofacial pain expert.
If you have any of the following symptoms accompanying a headache immediate attention is needed: