Local Dental physician, Dr. Jamil Alkhoury provides successful non-surgical treatment for patients suffering from headaches, migraines, TMJ (temporomandibular disorders) conditions, sleep apnea and snoring.
Dr. Alkhoury is passionate about helping these patients (both adults and children) and has spent the past two years continuing his advanced education, and has now announced the opening of his TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Francisco. His first location serves the community of Brentwood.
With the opening of his centre, Dr. Alkhoury joins the doctors of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre International; a growing network of like-minded, dedicated dental professionals with Centres across the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia and England. Dr. Alkhoury explains that the philosophy behind the Centres is consistent with the scientific literature.
“At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, we understand that jaw problems are often only a symptom secondary to a greater problem affecting the body much like a fever is secondary to the common flu,” he said. “And when there is no acute injury to the head or face, the primary cause of jaw problems, headaches and facial pain is frequently an unidentified sleep breathing issue like sleep apnea.”
Sleep apnea is defined as the absence of breathing during sleep: “It is like continuous short episodes of suffocation,” said Dr. Alkhoury. “But because it occurs when you are sleeping, many patients are not aware of their condition or the related symptoms of headaches, depression, jaw and facial pain, fatigue and excessive sleepiness. A common reason for this medical condition is a poorly positioned jaw and/or tongue, which can lead to a blocked airway. We can treat these conditions non-surgically. We believe proper diagnosis and emphasis on origin rather than symptoms is the key to successful treatment.”
TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Francisco is located at 4411 Balfour Rd., Suite C. For more information, call 866.381.4701.