Archives for: July 22nd, 2016

How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Fri 07/22/2016

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can affect your health in a variety of ways and, when left untreated, can be potentially life threatening. “Obstructive” refers to an obstruction of the oxygen through the airway during sleep, which prevents the oxygen traveling to the brain and vital organs. The lack of oxygen during sleep causes a person…

TMJ and Craniofacial Pain

Written by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Thu 07/07/2016

Do you suffer from constant pain in your face or neck — known as craniofacial pain? If so, you may be one of the estimated 10 million Americans affected by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Although craniofacial pain alone is not an indication of TMJ disorder, many cases of TMJ disorder cause localized pain around the…