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Patient Resources


From the moment you enter the office, everything from the lobby to each treatment room is designed specifically for your comfort. Our Values make your experience in our office unique in the pain management medical specialty. There are many causes of facial pain and sleep disorders. We invite you to explore some of common conditions we see here. There are many other less common conditions that we see and treat, and they can be explored from our Links page. We hope the information is useful to you, but remember that if you have facial pain or a sleep disorder, it is usually a complex situation. This is due to the proximity and concentration of so many nerves and systems of the body. Therefore we recommend you see an Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine Specialist such as Dr. Prehn for an accurate diagnosis.

TMJ/Facial Pain Disorders


TMJ is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint. TMJ is an anatomical orthopedic joint, just like any other joint in your body. The key to the health of any joint, including this one, is lubrication. Most disorders of the TMJ are related to the lack of lubrication in the joint space. It is susceptible to the same problems as all your joints.
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Sleep Disorders


There are many types of sleep disorders, but the most common known at this time in the ever-growing specialty of sleep medicine are snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia.
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Headaches


Headache
Headaches have many causes that can only be determined by careful pain history evaluation and accurate diagnostic procedures and imaging. The most common causes are muscle tension headaches and migraines. 
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