Learn About the Causes and Effects of Craniofacial Pain and Headaches. In depth discussion with Dr. Dawne Slabach on the relationship of Craniofacial Pain, Headaches and Migraines.
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Mike Wiegenstein: Hello, and welcome to Medical News Network, your trusted source for the latest in the medical and dental information you need to know. I am Mike Wiegenstein and thanks for joining us. Today, we brought our cameras to Columbus Ohio to the offices of Dr. Dawne Slabach to find out about two things that well. Until recently I never would have thought to go the dentist for sleep apnea, snoring and TMJ, all to this function of the jaw joint that causes headaches, migraines, and dizziness. So, if you like to be better educated or may be you suffer from some of these. My advice, sit back, take comfort, relax, and I will see you in a few minutes. Female Speaker: Welcome to an educational and comprehensive discussion with today’s top medical experts, your trusted source for the latest in medical news and information. You are watching Medical News Network. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Hey Mike. Mike Wiegenstein: Hi doctor. Thank you first of all for allowing my crew and I to come out today and spend some time with us. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Oh with pleasure. Mike Wiegenstein: We are going to talk about and obviously you are going to let me meet some patients -- your office and we are going to talk little about sleep apnea and TMJ, which is the disfunction with jaw joint. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Right. Mike Wiegenstein: You have a practice that’s -- in children’s dentistry, you do a lot of orthodontics is that what led you down this. It’s not normally you find the dentist, in fact there is very few in the country I checked as I ended up with you to treat these properly. How did you get into TMJ? Dr. Dawne Slabach: I got into treating TMJ and sleep through the orthodontic door and treating children with jaw problems or the jaws relating that we can prevent TMJ problems by treating children when they are younger. They got me into them treating adults and finding Mike Wiegenstein: Did you fall by following these kids I mean obviously I have talked to you a little, we talked about most orthodontists they call it four by extraction or 440 my knees went through it and then they shrink everything down. We now know that a lot of that leads to headaches and other problems down the road. Did you in treating the children and watching them, I mean it’s a pretty big set for you. A lot of dentists don’t -- they don’t -- and all these kids grow up and have terrible problems. What was it in there that you saw could make this big difference? Dr. Dawne Slabach: Well, a part of it probably that the big thing that got me into TMJ was my own problems, my own orthodontic treatments and led to TMJ problems myself and then they are not wanting my children or any of my patients to go through the same thing. Mike Wiegenstein: For you have actually had these problems. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Yes. Mike Wiegenstein: This is a personal experience. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Yes. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay, so did you have extraction Dr. Dawne Slabach: -- extracted. I had what’s called the cervical headgear where you got this bulk on around into the back get back teeth, braced against -- I fortunately did not have teeth taken out too but I still feel like it led me -- Mike Wiegenstein: When you are going to saying the day that the forward jaw being back creates a lot of these problems. Dr. Dawne Slabach: It can yes. Mike Wiegenstein: Now what do you find and I am going to ask you patients when I found out dentistry is and I will tell it sounds a little -- I mean its like we are going to fix you with no pain, with no medicines, no surgeries what do patients normally say when you meet them and start talking to about him are they accepted to it or they use little concern Dr. Dawne Slabach: Initially they are skeptical. A lot of them have already been to 10, 12, 15 other doctors for their headaches, neck aches, back aches, whatever their symptoms need happen to be and so far may be all they have been offered is medicine or surgery. So, by the time on the 12 or 15 doctor they have gone to
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