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