TMJ Treatment
in Richmond

Jaw Pain Treatment in Richmond

Mouth Guards

TMJ disorders cause pain in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. Special custom-made mouth guards can be used to adjust the bite and reposition the jaw in a way that helps relieve symptoms and discomfort. Mouth guards are also a great defense against sports-related injuries and teeth grinding. Grinding of the teeth, also called bruxism, is known to cause many health issues like earaches, jaw pain, neck aches, sensitive teeth, and headaches. It can also lead to chipped, broken or cracked teeth, which no one wants.

As one of the best family dentists in the Short Pump area, Dr. David Tse can tell if you have a tooth grinding problem or TMJ, and determine if you can benefit from one of his custom-fitted mouth guards. If you need a mouth guard for sports or outdoor activities, Dr. Tse can also recommend the best type for your activity, and make sure it is fitted properly. Contact our office today to ask about mouth guard options.

Sleep Apnea/Snoring

Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breathing pauses typically last between 10 and 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night, jolting you out of your natural sleep rhythm. As a consequence, you spend more time in light sleep and less time in the deep, restorative sleep you need to be energetic, mentally sharp, and productive the next day.

The chronic sleep deprivation that comes with sleep apnea results in daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, poor concentration, and an increased risk of accidents. Sleep apnea can also lead to serious health problems over time, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and weight gain. But with treatment, you can control the symptoms, get your sleep back on track, and start enjoying being refreshed and alert every day.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. It occurs when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes during sleep and blocks the airway, often causing you to snore loudly.
  • Central sleep apnea is a much less common type of sleep apnea that involves the central nervous system, occurring when the brain fails to signal the muscles that control breathing. People with central sleep apnea seldom snore.
  • Complex sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

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Review from Tiffany S.
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Five stars

Tiffany S.

I had an amazing experience here. They treated me so well and really listened to what I wanted. I plan on switching to them for my routine cleanings. Thanks Dr. Tse!
Review from An L.
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Five stars

An L.

Dr. Tse is the best. I will only come to him from now. I also bring my family and friends to his office. The staffs are friendly and professional. They work with you to find the best time for your appointments.
Review from Kelly R.
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Five stars

Kelly R.

First time here and I highly recommend this practice. Very courteous and professional staff. Dr. Tse is an amazing dentist! He took the time to ask me questions as well as educate me on aspects that were pertinent to my dental situation. He answered my questions thoroughly and made me feel welcome as a patient. Thank you, Short Pump Family Dentistry!
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Dr. David Tse
Dr. David Tse is proficient in all aspects of dentistry including the latest dental techniques.

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