TMJ Symptoms

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The many faces of TMJ TMJ is often called THE GREAT IMPOSTER TMJ symptoms can be wide ranging, complex and difficult to understand.  Frequently patients go from doctor to doctor looking for answers to these problems only to be frustrated again and again.  This is why the name  The Great Imposter is so accurate.  Patients are treated for symptoms not underlying …

Airway Related Sleep Problems: Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Forward Head Posture

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Do you have airway related sleep problems? Do you wake up at night feeling you are unable to breathe? Does your bed partner say you snore or quit breathing during the night. Do you wake during the night to urinate?  Do you wake in the night and can’t fall back to sleep? These can all  be considered  warning signs that …

Eye Pain, Swelling and Twitching

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Has eye pain, swelling or twitching just become too much of a strain? Do you sometimes feel a ‘stabbing’ sensation behind your eyes or do they swell up or twitch unexpectedly making it difficult to concentrate on everyday things? Have you tried everything to relieve these painful sensations and haven’t yet come up with a solution? When you have ruled …

Ear Pain, Ringing, and Congestion: Diagnosis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain Conditions the Affect the Ears.

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Is ear pain, ringing or congestion impacting your quality of life? Do you suffer from ear pain, ringing in your ears or congestion?  If these sensations are having an impact on your quality of life, you are not alone. There are many people have put up with these annoying symptoms for years and may even have been to their doctor …

You have every reason in the world to hate CPAP

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CPAP is life saving technology for people with obstructive sleep apnea.  Unfortunately, the majority of patients do not tolerate CPAP and often go untreated.  Dental Sleep Medicine offers a comfortable, safe and effective alternative to CPAP.  Dr Shapira is a pioneer in the use of oral appliances to treat CPAP with over 30 years experience. Ira Shapira has been utilizing physiologic …

Migraines, Headache and Chronic Daily Headaches are TMJ Disorders: Orofacial Pain Differential Diagnosis.

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Each individual patient has unique issues with their physiology.  The good news if that effective physiologic treatment can improve or eliminate these problems for many patients.  Learn how a physiologic diagnostic orthotic can determine whether you will eliminate you pain and improve your quality of life. Patients who suffer from migraines and other chronic or severe headaches usually have Trigeminal …

TMJ, Alias: the Great Imposter, has a Co-Conspirator: Poor Sleep: Orofacial Pain has Multiple Causes which require Differential Diagnosis.

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June 2014  Now Available in Highland Park, Il GURNEE, IL, July 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — Gurnee dentist Dr Ira L Shapira has been involved in research and the treatment of TMJ Disorders (TMD) as well as the treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring for over 30 years. He is a pioneer in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine and did …