In general, a dentist can help you with problems related to
In circumstances such as Sleep Apnea, one of the most common causes is a problem with the teeth or jaw, so visiting a dentist is an excellent start to resolving the issue. Dr. Peter can also recommend you to a Sleep Apnea specialist if the problem is unrelated to your teeth or jaw.
When a child experiences chronic headaches (once a month or more), it can be the result of jaw problems (TMJ). An assessment from a dentist should be your next step in treating the issue.
Other, related symptoms can be
See our page on TMJ for more information.
Regular visits to a dentist are a good idea at any age. Adults are every bit at risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease as kids. Adults are also sufferers of Sleep Apnea, TMJ and other serious health problems. Even apparently minor problems, such as poorly aligned teeth, can lead to adults avoiding certain foods and suffering nutritional issues as a result.
In some cases, delaying treatment can allow your condition to worsen over time, so we always recommend that you receive treatment as soon as possible. Some conditions can be delayed for short periods without consequences, but this will vary case-to-case. Ask Dr. Peter about your specific condition.