ABOUT PAIN & SLEEP

If falling asleep is a battle and waking up feeling refreshed is rare, you are far from alone. However, just because this condition is common does not mean you just have to live with it. If your sleep struggles are chronic, it is time to seek help.

For many adults who struggle with sleep, it isn’t sleep itself that is the issue, but pain or breathing troubles.

Luckily, we offer treatment options that address both causes. No matter why you are struggling with sleep, our Cleveland practice will be able to help you.

TREATMENT INFORMATION & SERVICES 

ASSISTANCE WITH CRANIOFACIAL PAIN—HEAD AND FACIAL PAIN—PRIMARY HEADACHES, TMJ PAIN, AND SLEEP BREATHING DISORDERS (SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA)

Here at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland, patients are given the chance to improve their lives with the assistance of innovative treatments that do not require surgery. We are able to meet the needs of patients of any age, from small children to older adults.

At our clinic, treatment isn’t just managing symptoms. We seek out the underlying cause of the problems a patient struggles with and address it. Patients get more than temporary relief, living without pain and getting restful sleep on a nightly basis.

This means we deliver targeted treatment, ensuring we miss nothing. Every patient is given a treatment plan tailored to their needs, delivering exactly the care they require—nothing extra, nothing lacking. From physical therapy to CPAP alternatives, we are confident we offer the treatment you need.

SERVICES FOR ADULT PATIENTS

Comprehensive Evaluation for Primary and Secondary Diagnoses

  • Hard and soft tissue evaluation
  • Range of motion evaluation
  • Skeletal structure evaluation
  • Oral airway evaluation
  • Muscle, tendon, ligament palpations
  • Directed Imaging / Radiographs
  • Neurological testing
  • Volumetric analysis of airway

Patient Specific Treatment Plans for: Rehabilitation for craniofacial pain (TMJ, head, face and neck pain) utilizing:

  • Orthopedic appliance therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Physical medicine / laser therapy
SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

Comprehensive Evaluation for Primary and Secondary Diagnoses

  • Hard and soft tissue evaluation
  • Range of motion evaluation
  • Skeletal structure evaluation
  • Oral airway evaluation
  • Muscle, tendon, ligament palpations
  • Directed Imaging / Radiographs
  • Neurological testing
  • Volumetric analysis of airway

Patient Specific Treatment Plans for: Skeletal development for proper function, pain relief and proper breathing (treating pediatric OSA) utilizing:

  • Orthopedic Orthodontics
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Physical medicine
Sleep Services for Adults

Once an adult patient has a diagnosis, we take the diagnosis and craft a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause and manages the symptoms that give the patient discomfort. Our plans can include any number of elements, including behavior and lifestyle changes, Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) wear Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device (CPAP), and in extreme cases, surgery.

There are more than 100 types of appliances with FDA approval for OSA treatment and we know how to select the best to meet your individual needs. The doctors of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre use precision equipment and imaging programs to measure the airway, predict what improvement will look like, and generate customized appliance designs. We also provide ongoing care and monitoring to ensure long-term success.

Adult Sleep Apnea Symtoms

 

  • Unexplained daytime sleepiness
  • Restless sleep
  • Loud snoring (with periods of silence followed by gasps)
  • Morning headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Mood changes such as irritability, anxiety and depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Increased heart rate and/or blood pressure
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Changes in urination
  • Frequent heartburn and heavy night sweats

 

Adults who are obese, over the age of 40, and have abnormalities in the anatomy of their upper airway are more likely to develop OSA than others. A family history of the disease, drinking alcohol regularly, smoking, having hypertension, and chronic use of sedatives also put a patient at greater risk.

Sleep Services for Children

Addressing OSA in children requires specialized training. Adult therapies are not just ineffective on pediatric patients, but can be incredibly dangerous. Therapies such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) have been known to arrest skeletal development of the growing child.

This is why we offer specialized therapies specifically designed to harness the growth of the child, not cause problems with it. We work to increase the airway volume and address the obstructions we find so that pediatric patients can sleep better now and for the rest of their lives. Pediatric OSA treatment is ideal, as the corrections made can ensure that the condition never returns.

Pediatric Sleep Apnea Symptoms
  • Snoring
  • Mouth breathing
  • Restlessness during sleep
  • Sleeping in odd positions
  • Periods of not breathing
  • Teeth grinding
  • Night terrors
  • Mood changes
  • Poor concentration
  • Bed wetting
  • Headaches
  • Frequent infections

Please keep in mind that children with OSA are often misdiagnosed with other conditions because poor sleep has an effect on the whole child. If your child has been diagnosed with a behavior or learning disorder, get a sleep study to eliminate sleep-breathing disorders as the cause.

SLEEP APNEA?

SLEEP SERVICES FOR ADULTS 

CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD/TMJ)

At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland, we know just how complex craniofacial pain can be. The manner in which it presents is highly varied, necessitating individualized treatment plans for each patient. A patient may have TMD, migraines, facial neuralgias, musculoskeletal pain, or a combination of any or all of the above.

TMJ pain is the condition that our patients most frequently turn to us for help with. TMD can cause significant pain affecting much of the craniofacial region. TMJ pain can arise on its own but is usually just one part of a complex series of issues. Some reasons TMJ pain develops are:

  • Car accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Falls
  • Clenching the teeth
  • Grinding the teeth

However, a frequent cause of TMD that many overlook is insufficient oxygen intake during sleep. We believe this to be the primary cause of TMJ pain. When the airway is obstructed, the body reacts in specific ways to prevent suffocation. One of these ways is grinding and clenching the teeth. When this action is repeated multiple times a night, the bones and joints can be worn down and damaged, causing pain.

CRANIOFACIAL PAIN SERVICES

The first step is diagnosing the condition causing the craniofacial pain. Once we have that diagnosis, successful treatment is possible. Our treatment plans are customized to the paint, offering different options for adults and children.

CRANIOFACIAL PAIN SERVICES FOR ADULTS

CRANIOFACIAL PAIN SERVICES FOR ADULTS:

  • Comprehensive diagnostics
  • Non-surgical treatment plan for rehabilitation
  • Decompression appliance therapy (short term wear of custom orthopedic oral orthotics – not splints)
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Medication and supplement regimens
  • Physical medicine treatment (Laser therapy, trigger points, prolo therapy, phonophoresis)
  • Multi-discipline Referral Coordination
ADULT SYMPTOMS INDICATING THE NEED FOR TREATMENT

ADULT SYMPTOMS INDICATING THE NEED FOR TREATMENT

  • Headaches – recurring or chronic
  • Earache or ear symptoms of stuffiness or ringing
  • Neck Pain or Stiffness
  • Facial Pain
  • Jaw joint sounds – clicking, popping or grating
  • Limited ability to open or close mouth
  • Jaw locking (opened or closed)
  • Sensitive, loose or worn down teeth
  • Pain or soreness in the TM joints
  • Dizziness or Pain or difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Extreme sensitivity to light

SLEEP SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

CRANIOFACIAL PAIN SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

CRANIOFACIAL PAIN SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

  • Comprehensive diagnostics
  • Non-surgical treatment plan for rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic orthodontic development
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Supplement regimens
  • Physical medicine treatment (Laser therapy, phonophoresis)
  • Multi-discipline Referral Coordination
PEDIATRIC SYSTEMS INDICATING THE NEED FOR TREATMENT
Pediatric Symptoms Indicating the Need for Treatment
  • Headaches – recurring or chronic
  • Earache or ear symptoms of stuffiness or ringing
  • Neck Pain or Stiffness
  • Facial Pain
  • Jaw joint sounds – clicking, popping or grating
  • Limited ability to open or close mouth
  • Jaw locking (opened or closed)
  • Sensitive, loose or worn down teeth
  • Pain or soreness in the TM joints
  • Dizziness or Pain or difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Extreme sensitivity to light
  • ADHD
  • Bed wetting

Is Your Child at Risk for OSA?

Get in Touch

(440) 683-4777
info@clevelandtmjsleep.com

Open Hours

Monday-Friday 9am-4pm 

Location

6200 Som Center Road, Suite B25 Solon, OH 44139

Physical address is Suite B12
Mailing address is: Suite B25