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Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Dentist Jacksonville FLTake Control of Your Sleep Apnea and Snoring Disorders – Get a Good Night’s Sleep!

Even after a full night of sleep, do you wake feeling unrested? Maybe you find yourself falling asleep during the day, or maybe you or a loved one snore loudly or have interrupted breathing while sleeping. This may be a serious condition called sleep apnea. The traditional treatment for sleep apnea has been the CPAP device. The patient is fitted with a machine that pumps a continuous stream of air into the patient’s nose or mouth throughout the night. However, many people find this uncomfortable and they stop wearing the mask. 

If you have sleep apnea and can’t tolerate or are frustrated with your CPAP, modern dentistry has new treatment options such as oral appliances. These appliances are small acrylic devices that fit over the upper and lower teeth similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard. They gently realign your tongue and jaw to open your airway and allow more air flow to the lungs as you sleep. They are easy to place and remove, easy to clean, and convenient for travel. These have been successful for over 90% of the patients who use them and are an alternative to CPAP machines. If you snore or a physician has diagnosed you with sleep apnea, give us a call today.

Improper Bite Alignment Could be Giving You Headaches and Jaw Pain!

Dental occlusion, aka your bite, can often be causing frequent headaches, aching or popping jaws, shoulder pain, and neck pain. Sometimes teeth that are ground down over time or lost due to accident or dental disease don’t allow your jaw to settle into the relaxed position that should be natural. This causes tension in the muscles in the jaw, and can lead to a variety of pain that you may have already grown accustomed to living with. By restoring your dental occlusion, the jaw can be returned to the position that nature intended. This highly technical procedure, known as a full mouth rehabilitation, is available in our office. If you have been living with the pain and discomfort described above, we invite you to discover the benefits that this procedure may bring to your quality of life. 

Bad Breath Treatment - Dental Root CanalsWe Can Save Teeth that Seem Hopeless

When roots of teeth have been damaged or infected, the only option used to be extraction. This can cause problems such as bone loss and shifting teeth, so it should be a last resort. But in the case of an infected tooth, or when dental decay reaches the tooth’s nerve, a simple filling won’t suffice. But there is a procedure that can save the tooth! In a root canal, we remove the tooth’s pulp chamber and fill it with a filling material. Saving the tooth does more than prevent a gap between teeth. It keeps bone loss from occurring in the jaw. Other teeth won’t shift, your appearance and the shape of your bite won’t change. We use modern anesthetics and technology so your root canal can be a comfortable, beneficial procedure.

Are You Embarrassed by Bad Breath?

Sure, it’s detrimental to your social life, but more importantly, it could be a sign of more serious health problems. Gum disease could be present when you have chronic bad breath. Major advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of bad breath have encouraged Dr. Beaver and Dr. Leonard to add a Fresh Breath Center to our practice. Fresh breath can be yours again!

The Importance of Hygiene Visits

One of the most important reasons to visit the dentist is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Plaque and tartar form on teeth over time. Plaque is soft and sticky, but regular brushing can usually remove most of it. But plaque hardens into tartar, which is beyond the scope of your typical toothbrush and floss. Tartar accumulates below the gumline as well as on the surface of the teeth. If you don’t remove plaque, you risk more serious problems with your teeth and gums later on. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having your teeth cleaned regularly is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy!

Do you have questions about TMJ or sleep apnea and snoring treaments? Call for a no cost/no obligation consultation at (904) 396-4746.

Dr. Beaver discusses TMJ

Dr. Beaver discusses sleep apnea and snoring
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