IF you are looking for TMJ treatment Toronto area dentist Dr. Goodfellow offers a comprehensive assessment for Toronto area patients.
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On May 21 2012 many newspapers reported on findings from two new studies that showed a link between those people with sleep apnea and an increased risk of cancer. A few common symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, gaps in breathing during sleep and fatigue.
Due to the high correlation of obstructive sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), patients with these concerns are advised to get a thorough and proper assessment for TMD and a sleep study.
It has been estimated that 20% of the population has pain and health problems related to a TMJ problem. 80% of people with this type of pain are women. Visiting an appropriate TMJ dentist Toronto has available for you to choose from is a very important step in getting relief of pain as quickly and simply as possible.
The Problem Toronto TMJ Pain Sufferers Face
The big problem related to TMJ syndrome is that with many of these symptoms most people needlessly suffer in pain for many, many years. Even though many of these people seek help in one way or another, the issue people come across time and time again is that many health care professionals are simply not properly trained in how to link the numerous symptoms pain sufferers have as an actual disorder of this kind.
What is worse is that even when this type of problem is thought to be the cause of someone’s chronic pain, it can still be very difficult to determine the precise root cause.
Unfortunately, this results in people suffering with many types of pain like chronic headaches and migraines, sometimes for up to 10 years. Whether it is neck pain, or jaw pain, jaw clicking or popping, or combination of problems, searching for answers and traveling to specialists (even though no dentist is officially allowed to call themselves a TMJ specialist Toronto has) all over often only leads to more frustration when little or no real and long lasting help is found. Some people even give up hope.
The Treatment Solution For Pain Relief
The Toronto TMJ treatment solution rests in giving enough respect to the fact that the temporomandibular joint is the single most complex joint in your entire body. Being located right in front of both ears in the location where your skull joins with your jaw, it has an extremely complicated network of nerves, ligaments, muscles and bones linked to it.
Add to this the fact that you use this joint more than any other in your body (because of all the talking and eating and swallowing you do, day in and day out, every day of your life), and you have a recipe for potentially severe and long term pain. Pain from this disorder can even be felt in areas far away from your jaw joint if you have a misalignment or trauma related to this joint.
Because of all the complexities and subtleties to understand related to the jaw joint, some health care professionals invest literally thousands of hours on TMJ treatment approaches – both the study of it as well as administering treatment to patients. Toronto TMJ dentist Dr. Goodfellow certainly has.
Since 1999 Dr. Goodfellow has invested thousands of hours in both the study and treatment of TMJ disorders.
Most of this has been in the United States because of Dr. Goodfellow’s firm belief that the most research and best research is being done there. This has also led to his belief that the most efficient treatment has been done there as well.
All this training has resulted in Dr. Goodfellow achieving the degree of being both a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and a Diplomate of the American Academy Of Craniofacial Pain which pain sufferers benefit from in his TMJ clinic Toronto area patients have been coming to for years. (Dr. Goodfellow is also a Founding Member of the Canadian Chapter of the American Academy Of Craniofacial Pain and since 2007 has been the Program Chair of the American Academy Of Craniofacial Pain).
Most importantly, this has led to a success rate where…
Well over 800 of Dr. Goodfellow’s patients are now free from all sorts of pain related to this disorder such as headaches, migraines, facial pain, neck pain and jaw pain etc.
Because of the complexities involved in properly assessing and treating this disorder, many dentists are simply not comfortable treating patients with this or any type of chronic pain.
Depending on where people live, they may have to drive 12 hours or more like some of Dr. Goodfellow’s patients have. Toronto area residents will be glad to know Dr. Goodfellow’s state of the art facility is conveniently located in Vaughan though.
These days, because of his training as well as all of his advanced diagnostic equipment, Dr. Goodfellow can determine very quickly if the root cause of someone’s pain is, in fact, because of a TMJ disorder and whether he can help that person. For issues related to the TMJ Toronto area patients have been seeking him out since the year 2000.
A Common Question
A very common question people have is, “How fast can I get out of pain?”
The honest answer is that because age, overall health status and the severity of the root cause of the problem all play an important role, every patients situation is considered unique from every other patient. It is therefore not possible for anyone to guarantee how long it will take to become pain free.
A very general guideline though is that some patients notice a reduction in pain within a few weeks while it may take 2 to 3 months for other patients to get the pain relief they desire.
A large study with 2,104 patients called the Brown & Gaudet Study showed that 88% of patients who were candidates for jaw related headache treatment had success from treatment.
Dr. Goodfellow has a similar success rate.
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IF you are in the Toronto area, to book an appointment for an initial assessment regarding TMJ Toronto area dentist Dr. Goodfellow’s is available by calling his office toll free at 1-877-564-9763.
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Here is a definition of temporomandibular joint disorder.