It has commonly been held that inflammation is a result or symptom of sleep apnea. However, could it be the other way around? Could sleep apnea possibly be the result of inflammation? According to researchers, inflammation could actually be the cause of sleep apnea.
Approximately 20 to 30 percent of adults suffer from Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea causes a person's airway to become obstructed multiple times in an hour while sleeping. While we know about the side effects of Sleep Apnea, we might wonder, could Sleep Apnea be making me fat?
It can be said that a doctor’s education is never done. This holds true with Dr. Goldberg because he is always interested in learning about the latest techniques and how he can implement them in his practice. For example, in August he learned about using Botox for TMJ Disorder treatment
Botox is actually a brand name for the medication botulinum toxin type A. There are three major producers of this medication, with Botox being the best known. While most commonly associated with plastic surgeons and dermatologists, it is used by dentists for enhanced dental esthetics, dental therapeutics, and TMJ disorders. Botox is also used routinely
This article discusses extreme cases of Sleep Apnea but, you need to have your sleep apnea checked by your primary doctor! What is Sleep Apnea? How do I know if I have it, and is it fatal? Sleep Apnea is one of many sleep disorders which causes your breathing to
A common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring is wearing a removable oral appliance while you sleep. Is it effective? Yes! An oral appliance will prevent your airway from collapsing as your muscles relax while you sleep. An oral appliance fits like a mouth guard that you would
The death of Carrie Fisher has many people wondering “what is sleep apnea?” since her death has been linked in part due to Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes people to stop breathing during sleep. According to sleepapnea.org, there are an estimated 22 million Americans
Dr. Goldberg has just returned from Appleton, Wisconsin, where he completed the intensive CRAFTA program in physical therapy for TMJ disorders. We believe he is the first dentist in the United States to complete this program, as nearly all other participants are physical therapists. With physical therapy being
For many patients at our Buffalo, NY, practice we recommend a soft food diet as part of treatment. While that sounds simple, many have expressed concern on not being able to eat as heartily or as healthily as they are used to. We assure you, here is more to eat
One of the most common symptoms we hear about from our patients is tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. In fact, for many patients this is their primary concern. Somewhere they got the message that TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and tinnitus may be related, so they come to
One of the most common concerns our patients have is clicking in their jaw joints. The clicking at the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) may or may not be painful or relate to other symptoms like headaches. So what causes this clicking in the joints and is it a problem?
Clenching, Grinding, TMJ and Headaches Are clenching and grinding the teeth really what causes TMJ disorders and headaches? It seems to be a common perception that TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems come from clenching or grinding the teeth. You may have heard this from your dentist or physician or from friends.
Insomnia Fear and the inability to fall asleep At our practice in Amherst, NY, where we treat sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, and other facial pain, our patients often bring up the issue of insomnia. Insomnia is defined as persistent problems falling and staying asleep. There are, of course, many reasons
Jaw Pain: What can be done? What does a dental practice specializing in jaw pain have to offer? Diagnosing the problem At Jeffrey I Goldberg DDS PLLC, patients come to us from all around Buffalo and Western New York for help with jaw pain. The problem may be something new,
What does TMJ mean, and how do I know if I have TMJ? TMJ: The temporomandibular joint The letters TMJ stand for temporomandbular joint. That is quite simply the joint where the lower jaw connects to the skull. The lower jaw, known at the mandible, attaches to the temporal bone
At Dr. Goldberg’s practice in Buffalo, NY, we treat sleep apnea with oral appliances. But can we also stop snoring? Snoring, as a symptom of sleep apnea or as a separate condition altogether, is one of the main reasons people all around Buffalo, NY, come to our practice. Often, it
Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances – The Basics Understanding Sleep Apnea When a person is diagnosed with sleep apnea, that means he or she stops breathing several times each hour while they sleep. Typically, a person with sleep apnea may stop breathing about twenty times per hour – in some cases
Migraines and TMJ: What is the connection? Many of the patients we see for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders also suffer from migraines and other headaches. And they often wonder, why do these two conditions seem to go together? A lot of physicians and dentists will ask the same question when
Understanding Dental implants Dental Implants are one of the hottest topics in dentistry in Buffalo and around the United States. Implants – Modern Science and Ancient History There is archeological evidence that humans have attempted to replace missing teeth with implants for thousands of years. Remains from ancient China (dating
Getting Wise About Wisdom Teeth What are Wisdom Teeth, and do I have to have them removed? Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, are the furthest back teeth in the mouth. They are the last teeth to arrive in your mouth, usually around age 17 – an age that
Emergency treatment for facial pain, TMJ, and dental pain | Buffalo NY Is there such a thing as a TMJ emergency? How do I know if it’s a TMJ problem, a toothache, or something else? When we think of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems, we tend to think of chronic, painful
Teeth Whitening in Buffalo NY Wear the smile you deserve! Dr. Goldberg is happy to offer many whitening options for our patients who are looking for a brighter, whiter smile this summer. Cosmetic dentistry is an integral part of all dentistry these days – from white fillings to veneers and
Welcome to our new website! Earlier this year we moved the practice into the landmark Dent Tower building, home of country’s largest private neurology practice and several other top medical practices. This is a great opportunity for our practice, and truly the ideal home for a dentist treating facial pain