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Arkansas Resident Finds Relief from TMJ Pain

by Dr. Scott Bolding | September 21, 2021Problem: The Pain of a TMJ Disorder Everyday people across the country deal with the affect a TMJ disorder has on their life. They live with the common symptoms of TMJ disorders including jaw pain, clicking in the jaw joint,...
Eating with TMJ Pain

Eating with TMJ Pain

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Sept. 7, 2021Table of Contents01. What Should I Not Eat with TMJ Pain?02. What Should I Eat with TMJ Pain?03. What About an Anti-Inflammatory Diet for TMJ Pain?04. What if Changing My Diet Doesn't Help?Dealing with the pain of a TMJ disorder can...

Treating Mild TMJ Pain

Treating Mild TMJ Pain

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Sept. 14, 2021Tips for Treating Mild TMJ Pain at Home. If you are currently experiencing pain in your jaw joint, here are some quick tips for treating it: Take over-the-counter pain medications, like Tylenol or ibuprofen  Use hot and cold...

Everything You Need to Know About TMJ Mouth Guards

Everything You Need to Know About TMJ Mouth Guards

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Aug. 30, 2021Table of Contents01. What is a TMJ Disorder?02. What is a TMJ Mouth Guard?03. How Do I Know I Need a Mouth Guard?04. What About Over-the-Counter Mouth Guards?05. Pros and Cons of TMJ Mouth Guards06. Alternative Treatments for TMJ...

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Treating Mild TMJ Pain

Treating Mild TMJ Pain

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Sept. 14, 2021Tips for Treating Mild TMJ Pain at Home. If you are currently experiencing pain in your jaw joint, here are some quick tips for treating it: Take over-the-counter pain medications, like Tylenol or ibuprofen  Use hot and cold...

Eating with TMJ Pain

Eating with TMJ Pain

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Sept. 7, 2021Table of Contents01. What Should I Not Eat with TMJ Pain?02. What Should I Eat with TMJ Pain?03. What About an Anti-Inflammatory Diet for TMJ Pain?04. What if Changing My Diet Doesn't Help?Dealing with the pain of a TMJ disorder can...

Everything You Need to Know About TMJ Mouth Guards

Everything You Need to Know About TMJ Mouth Guards

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Aug. 30, 2021Table of Contents01. What is a TMJ Disorder?02. What is a TMJ Mouth Guard?03. How Do I Know I Need a Mouth Guard?04. What About Over-the-Counter Mouth Guards?05. Pros and Cons of TMJ Mouth Guards06. Alternative Treatments for TMJ...

Long Term Affects of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Long Term Affects of Untreated Sleep Apnea

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Aug. 10, 2021Do I Need to Treat Sleep Apnea? The effects of leaving sleep apnea untreated can be serious and even fatal. Obstructive sleep apnea is not something you can just ignore and hope it goes away. Sleep apnea does more than just make you...

Freedom from Sleep Apnea in Florida Through MMA Surgery

Freedom from Sleep Apnea in Florida Through MMA Surgery

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Aug. 09, 2021Problem: Poor Sleep Leading to Poor Performance at Work About 5 years ago, Tampa, Florida resident, Heath Key, noticed that he wasn’t feeling rested during the day. Even when he knew he was getting enough hours of sleep, he was...

How We Diagnose Sleep Apnea

How We Diagnose Sleep Apnea

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Aug. 13, 2021Diagnosing Sleep Apnea Takes a Comprehensive Approach At PRECiDENT, our number one goal is to identify and treat the underlying cause of your obstructive sleep apnea. If we don’t get to the root of the problem, you will simply be...

How Weight Affects Sleep Apnea

How Weight Affects Sleep Apnea

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Aug. 3, 2021Table of Contents01. The Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Obesity02. Obesity Can Cause Sleep Apnea03. Treating Sleep Apnea with Weight Loss04. Learn More About Obstructive Sleep ApneaUnderstanding obstructive sleep apnea is...

Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorders

Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorders

by Dr. Scott Bolding | Jul. 13, 2021The Relationship Between Your Jaw & Sleep Apnea TMJ disorders and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have an interesting relationship. On the one hand, sleep apnea can lead to a TMJ disorder. However, problems with your jaw joint can...

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where your breathing is interrupted while you sleep. Interrupted breathing happens because of a narrowed or blocked airway. When you sleep the muscles in your throat relax. Relaxed muscles are a normal part of sleep. Usually, your throat remains open enough to let air pass through. But for some people, the muscles relax too much and the airway is blocked. When the airway collapses your body wakes up momentarily so you can open it up again. Usually, people will wake up with a gasp. These episodes are brief and most people don’t even notice that they happen.