CPAP Therapy

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    CPAP Therapy Offers Relief

    Are you struggling with TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) issues affecting your sleep quality and overall well-being? Look no further! Our specialized services offer comprehensive solutions tailored to your needs, including the revolutionary CPAP therapy.

    What is CPAP?

    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is a non-invasive treatment method primarily used to manage sleep apnea. This therapy involves wearing a CPAP machine that delivers a steady stream of air through a mask worn over the nose and/or mouth during sleep. By maintaining open airways, CPAP effectively prevents interruptions in breathing, ensuring a restful night’s sleep.

    Benefits of CPAP for Treating TMJ

    TMJ disorders can significantly disrupt sleep patterns and exacerbate symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, and facial discomfort. CPAP therapy can be instrumental in alleviating TMJ-related symptoms by promoting proper jaw alignment and reducing the incidence of teeth grinding (bruxism) during sleep. By improving sleep quality and reducing muscle tension, CPAP can help alleviate TMJ discomfort and enhance overall quality of life.


    How We Can Help

    At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans, we specialize in providing personalized care for TMJ and sleep-related issues. Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to assessing your unique needs and developing tailored treatment plans that incorporate CPAP therapy where appropriate. By addressing the root causes of your TMJ discomfort and sleep disturbances, we aim to restore your comfort and improve your quality of life.

    Why Choose Us for Your TMJ Needs?

    • Expertise: Our team consists of skilled professionals with extensive experience in treating TMJ disorders and sleep-related issues.
    • Personalized Care: We prioritize individualized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and goals.
    • Comprehensive Solutions: In addition to CPAP therapy, we offer a range of services aimed at addressing TMJ discomfort and improving sleep quality.
    • Supportive Environment: We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your concerns and receiving the care you need.

    Don’t let TMJ issues disrupt your sleep any longer. Take the first step towards relief by scheduling a consultation with the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans today!

    Contact Us to learn more and start your journey towards better sleep and improved TMJ health.

    Learn more about what our patients have to say

    about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans

    Very Rev. Philip G. Landry

    5.0 ★★★★★

    Having been diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2003, I was fitted for a head-gear breathing apparatus to alleviate the condition. After struggling with discomfort and lack of sleep, I discontinued use of the device. During a visit to my cardiologist in 2017, I was ordered to take another sleep test which revealed that the condition had reached a dangerous level and that it must be addressed immediately. I shared with Dr. G. Johnson my concerns from the past and he informed me that a new mouth piece for this sleep disorder was available and referred me to Dr. Terry Billings, DDS.

    I contacted Dr. Billings and during my first appointment with him, after a series of tests, he determined that I had another condition, TMJ, which would have to be treated before addressing the sleep disorder. He explained to me that I would have to wear mouthpieces, one by day and one by night, for twelve weeks to correct this issue. My instant reaction was that as a Catholic priest serving as the rector of the St. Louis Cathedral, I often celebrate televised Masses during which a mouthpiece would certainly be a deterrent. Dr. Billings patiently and understandingly explained that I really had no option but assured me that he would be able to make weekly adjustments to the mouthpieces that would help with these concerns.

    Now as I approach the final weeks of this treatment, I am pleased to share that I have been most satisfied with the care and attention of both Dr. Billings and his staff. The level of professionalism and proficiency which I have experienced in the weekly office visits have made a challenging issue bearable. It is amazing to me what the treatment of the TMJ has done for my overall health and well-being and as I now await the mouthpiece to address my sleep disorder I am most grateful to Dr. Billings for his diagnosis and excellent treatment during this period of preparation for it.

    Arden Ballard, PA-C, MS

    5.0 ★★★★★

    You don’t hear that often about a dentist, but his attention to detail, meticulous examination and in-office testing led to uncovering a severely deviated septum that needed prompt surgical intervention. I’m forever grateful for him and his entire staff.

    Dr. Billings noticed that I checked yes to a few items on his questionnaire. When he began asking about my fatigue, sluggish feeling, etc. I blamed it on the kids and being a parent of two young boys. After his dental exam, he insisted that there could be more to my symptoms. After a chat, we decided to do an in-office Facial CT scan. It’s been 4 years since I had one, so I agreed. Everything was promptly scheduled, and their text reminders kept me on schedule.

    I did the CT scan, and Dr. Billings pointed out my severely deviated septum and recommended I get a prompt ENT evaluation. I brought a printout of the CT to my next appointment, and I ended up having sinus surgery 3 weeks later.

    Immediately after surgery, I knew something was different. After healing, I was sleeping better, breathing better and, sure enough, less sluggish and not reaching for my 3pm coffee. All from going to the dentist.

    My teeth look great, too!

    Dr. Billings has opened my eyes to understand that dentists are part of the entire medical team, and when using their training to the fullest, they can change lives.