Archives for: May 23rd, 2016

How Sleep Disorders Can Cause TMJ Pain

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Mon 05/23/2016

Sleep apnea affects more than simply the quality of your sleep. While sleep deprivation is certainly a real outcome, the truth is that sleep apnea can have serious consequences on many parts of the body, including the teeth and jaw joint (known as the temporomandibular joint or the TMJ). Here, Dr. Michael Cortese of Princeton…

Benefits of an Oral Appliance over a CPAP Machine

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Sun 05/08/2016

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you have several treatment options. The two most popular options are to use a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine or to wear an oral appliance. At Princeton Prosthodontics, Dr. Michael Cortese has noticed that most of his sleep apnea patients prefer using an oral appliance…