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Acupuncture for Orofacial Pain in Norwalk

 

Norwalk Sleep Specialist

Norwalk Sleep Specialist

Dealing with any kind of pain can be incredibly difficult. It can make daily life very challenging and it can prevent you from Doug many of the things that you want or need to do. Orofacial pain is rather difficult to deal with and it can make things like eating or speaking incredibly uncomfortable. Just as the case with any other kind of pain you should really seek out methods that will help alleviate it or manage it and here with our Norwalk sleep specialist Alan B Rosenthal, DMD you can see how well something like acupuncture or orofacial pain may work for you.

When it comes to treating things like pain or promoting better general wellness, not many people are aware of the benefits of acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that has been practiced in China, and elsewhere, for over two thousand years and has been used to help treat pain management, to promote wellness, balance within the body, and as a therapeutic tool among many other things. If you are experiencing orofacial pain, there may be a number of reasons as to why you are experiencing this discomfort. Orofacial pain is sometimes due to toothaches, which may be caused by cavities or root canal infections. But orofacial pain may also be the result of temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMD. The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull, allowing you to open and close your mouth. There are many things can cause TMD such as a previous injury, wear and tear or simply arthritis and other issues, but it can be incredibly painful to deal with and it may be hard to sleep as well. Our Norwalk sleep specialist, Alan B Rosenthal, DMD, can help.

Acupuncture involves the methodic insertion of needles at certain pressure points on the body and has been used for pain management for thousands of years. Alan B Rosenthal, DMD is extremely knowledgeable of the benefits inherent to acupuncture used to treat orofacial pain and may be able to help you control your TMD symptoms in lieu of undergoing surgery or any other more invasive method. If you are interested in what this treatment can do for you then please call us here at the offices of Alan B Rosenthal, DMD today.

Alan B Rosenthal, DMD
37 North Avenue, Suite 3
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(203) 84-sleep
(203) 84-snore

Norwalk Sleeping Disorder

There are three kinds of sleep apnea and we can treat you for any of them here at our office. The most common type of obstructive sleep apnea, in which your breathing may become shallow during sleep. At times, it can even stop all together. If that seems frightening, we understand. This shallow or temporarily ceased breathing can occur multiple times per night, repeating until you awake. It could happen as many as hundreds of times during one night of sleep. Blockage of your airway can be either partial or complete. But in either instance, your body has to work hard to keep the airway open and breathe effectively. Our sleep apnea treatment in Norwalk can relieve this and the side-effects that can often accompany it, including fatigue from unsatisfying sleep. The other two types are central sleep apnea and a form that is a cross between obstructive and central. In central sleep apnea, your muscles don’t receive the proper signals from your brain and this results in your breathing pattern being disrupted.

With obstructive sleep apnea, symptoms to be aware of are being tired during the day, even after a full night’s sleep, difficulties waking in the morning, night sweats, morning headaches, dry mouth or sore throat first thing in the morning, sexual dysfunction, and a waking suddenly in the night with a feeling of choking or gasping. If you have a bed partner, ask them if you snore or if you are restless during sleep. Experiencing any of the above signs means you should call us and schedule an examination for our sleep apnea treatment in Norwalk. Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea include being overweight, African-American, Hispanic, or a Pacific-Islander. Men are twice as likely as women to get it. Likelihood increased with age (and for women, after menopause).

The type of sleep apnea you have is just one detail that will determine the nature of our sleep apnea treatment in Norwalk. The focus is on keeping your airway open as you sleep. Lifestyle adjustments, such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol before bedtime, quitting smoking, and sleeping on your side can all be effective. Oral devices are the second tier of solutions. And if neither lifestyle changes nor devices prove sufficient, the last and best resort may be surgery.

 

37 North Avenue, Suite 3
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(203) 84-sleep
(203) 84-snore

 

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