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Sleep Apnea

Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatments

We’re concerned about the overall health of our patients, including their sleep health. Many people suffer needlessly from dangerous sleep disruptive disorders that keep them from getting enough oxygen at night. The risk of a heart attack is 23 times more likely than average with a sleep disorder, and 92% of stroke victims live unknowingly with this condition before an attack. Our training allows us to offer you education and treatment surrounding sleep health in the simplest and most cost-effective way possible.

Estimates suggest that more than twelve million Americans compromise their health due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Most cases remain undiagnosed, contributing to diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and traffic accidents related to drowsy driving. Dentistry serves a vital role in treating this silent epidemic. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends oral appliances as a primary therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and for patients with severe sleep apnea who can’t tolerate CPAP treatment.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are tooth roots that are replaced. Implants serve as a solid basis for either fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are custom-made to match your original teeth.

Denture Care

Dentures are tooth substitutes that may be removed and reinserted into your mouth. While dentures require some adjustment and will never feel like one's natural teeth, today's dentures are more natural looking than ever.

Gum Treatment

Many elderly people develop gum disease, which is caused by bacteria in plaque. ne of the reasons gum disease is so common among people is because it is generally painless until it progresses to the late stage.

Bone Grafting

For optimal results, several dental procedures, such as dental implant insertion, require that the bone be as similar to its original dimension and position as possible. In addition, the jaw and other face bones support the skin and muscles.

Prevent Tooth Decay With

Healthy Oral Hygiene

When Should My Child First See the Dentist?

Care for baby teeth should begin as soon as the first tooth appears. We recommend that you bring your child in for an exam no later than his or her first birthday. And regular six-month checkups from then on will put kids on a similar schedule to most adults.

When Will My Child's Teeth Erupt?

Your child's first primary or baby teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of six and 12 months, and will continue to erupt until about age three.  

How Many Teeth Will My Child Have?

When your child has finished teething, you can expect a total of 20 primary teeth.  Permanent teeth begin erupting at age six, and continue until age 21.

When Should I First Brush My Child's Teeth?

Brushing can be fun, and your child should brush as soon as the first tooth arrives. When a baby's tooth erupts, parents should brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. For children younger than two, do not use fluoride toothpaste.

What is Obstructive Sleep 

Apnea (OSA)?

OSA is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep due to a blockage in the airway. Obstructions occur when throat muscles, tongue, tonsils, or the soft palate falls back into the throat. The obstruction results in a severe drop in blood oxygen levels throughout the night.

OSA is typically diagnosed using a polysomnogram or a sleep study. During a sleep study, a sleep physician monitors brain activity and body system functioning while a patient rests overnight at a sleep lab. The specialist evaluates the study data collected to diagnose sleep disorders and recommend treatment. If indicated by the sleep doctor, a dentist trained in sleep medicine works with him/her to treat obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. In some cases, a home sleep study may also be possible instead of reporting to a sleep lab.

How Is OSA Treated?

Treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea may involve surgery, CPAP or BiPAP machines, or oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances provide the least invasive option and often a good choice for treatment of mild to moderate OSA. A carefully calibrated appliance can comfortably help hold the jaw in a precise position throughout the night, allowing critical oxygen flow.

All treatment recommendations should be made in consultation with your sleep physician. Once a treatment path that you can use consistently is chosen, we may be able to provide critical support for your efforts. If appliance therapy is selected, it’s essential the right method and positioning are designed to precisely maintain your airway.

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