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PEDIATRIC SLEEP DISORDERS AND TMJ TREATMENTS

HELPING YOUR CHILD SLEEP BETTER AND LIVE PAIN-FREE

Dr. Kurt Uyehara is a caring and experienced pediatric sleep disorder and TMJD specialist in Honolulu, Hawaii. He offers a variety of treatments to help children get a good night's sleep and live pain-free.

What is a pediatric sleep disorder or TMJ/TMD?

Pediatric sleep disorders and TMJ are common conditions that can affect children of all ages. Sleep disorders can cause children to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. TMD is a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. If your child is experiencing sleep problems or jaw pain, it is important to see a specialist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. Dr. Kurt Uyehara is a pediatric sleep disorder and TMD specialist in Honolulu, Hawaii. He offers a variety of treatments to help children get a good night's sleep and live pain-free.

What are the common types of pediatric sleep disorders?

  • Insomnia: difficulty falling or staying asleep

  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): a breathing disorder that occurs during sleep

  • Parasomnias: disruptive sleep-related behaviors such as sleepwalking, night terrors, and bedwetting

  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS): a neurological disorder that causes an irresistible urge to move the legs

  • Other sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy and circadian rhythm sleep disorders.

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What are the common symptoms of Pediatric TMJ? 

•    Jaw pain
•    Clicking or popping in the jaw
•    Difficulty chewing or biting
•    Ear pain

•    Headache

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What causes Pediatric Sleep Disorders and TMJ?

There are many potential causes of pediatric sleep disorders and TMD. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Enlarged tonsils and adenoids

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Down syndrome

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Jaw injury

  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)

What treatments are available for Pediatrics Sleep Disorders and TMJ?

Treatment for pediatric sleep disorders and TMD will vary depending on the underlying cause. Some common treatments include:

  • Lifestyle changes: This may include things like establishing a regular sleep schedule, creating a relaxing bedtime routine, and avoiding caffeine and sugary drinks before bed.

  • Medications: Dr. Uyehara may prescribe medications to help your child sleep better or reduce pain and inflammation.

  • Therapy: Dr. Uyehara may refer your child to a therapist to help them learn coping skills for stress, anxiety, and depression.

  • Oral appliances: Dr. Uyehara may recommend an oral appliance, such as a mouthguard, to help prevent teeth grinding or to reposition the jaw. Day Appliances can treat your TMJ disorder and can help improve your overall health. Night Appliances can open your airway at night, relieving symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing such as snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and even obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

  • Surgery: In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to treat a sleep disorder or TMD. 

 

For those patients who are CPAP intolerant, our day and night sleep apnea appliances can be a great alternative. Servicing global patients seeking TMJ specialists, headache relief, migraine treatments, and sleep apnea solutions.

How are Pediatrics Sleep Disorders and TMD diagnosed?

Dr. Uyehara will diagnose your child's sleep disorder or TMD by taking a medical history, performing a physical exam, and ordering any necessary tests. He may also ask you to keep a sleep diary for your child.

Our team will take x-rays and make a cast of your teeth to see how your bite fits together, or request specialized x-rays for the TM joints. Your complete medical history may be reviewed, so it is important to keep your dental office record up-to-date.

For those patients who are CPAP intolerant, our day and night sleep apnea appliances can be a great alternative. Servicing global patients seeking TMJ specialist, headache relief, migraine treatments, and sleep apnea solutions.

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Why choose Dr. Kurt Uyehara for Pediatrics Sleep Pediatrics Sleep Disorders and TMJ Treatment?

Dr. Kurt Uyehara is a highly qualified and experienced pediatric sleep disorders and TMD specialist. He is committed to providing his patients with the best possible care. Dr. Uyehara is also a board-certified dentist and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.


If you are looking for a pediatric sleep disorders and TMD specialist in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Kurt Uyehara is the perfect choice. He offers a variety of treatments to help children get a good night's sleep and live pain-free.

Call us for an assessment that is focused on conservative Pediatrics Sleep Disorders and TMD treatment. Dr. Kurt Uyehara has over 30 years of experience helping patients from all over the world and locally in Hawaii with TMJ pain relief and preventative dental health treatments. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kurt Uyehara, please call (808) 522-4448 or visit his website at https://www.tmjdentalhawaii.com/.

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PEDIATRIC SLEEP DISORDERS AND TMJ TREATMENT

Caring Pediatric Sleep Disorder & TMD Treatment in Honolulu, Hawaii: Dr. Kurt Uyehara is a pediatric sleep disorder and TMD specialist in Honolulu, Hawaii. He offers a variety of treatments to help children get a good night's sleep and live pain-free.

Schedule an appointment today to learn more about how Dr. Uyehara can help your child.

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