Billings Family Dentistry has been working for years to establish the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans. This center will allow our dentists to better serve you in the areas of Sleep Therapy.
Trouble sleeping is often related to a patient’s craniofacial pain – that’s head, face and neck pain including Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain – as well as breathing disorders – like airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring. The causes of many of these symptoms are closely related to mouth and jaw alignment. Breathing and facial pain (temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMD) are linked by sleep bruxism (grinding your teeth). At Billings Family Dentistry in Metairie and the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans, we find the source of the pain, instead of just treating the symptoms. We do a thorough examination to find just that…the SOURCE OF THE PAIN!
A 2015 study in The Journal of the American Dental Association October noted that: “one in six patients visiting a general dentist had experienced orofacial pain during the last year.” TMJ was reported as frequently as that in the teeth in patients visiting general dentists. That’s when we knew we needed to establish a center for TMJ and the related sleep disorders that so often occur.
We are affiliated with TMJ and Sleep Therapy International. There are 53 centres in 7 countries, and growing! Our geography extends thru Covington, Ponchatoula, LaPlace, Boutte, thru Slidell and Pearl River, and the entire Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes of Louisiana.
Not only do our doctors specialize in TMJ, trouble sleeping and breathing, but our administrators do as well. We will check for medical insurance benefits for you, as more insurances are covering TMJ disorders. Dr. Terry Billings was responsible for the Louisiana legislature’s passing that bill in 2016. This is a new field and one with which we are uniquely qualified to help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.