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Snoring

Can’t get a good night’s sleep? Have a snoring problem? You may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the soft tissues of the oral cavity interfere with free airflow. We can create a custom oral appliance to prevent sleep apnea and restore your restful sleep.

Lack of airflow for ten seconds or longer during sleep will trigger your brain to tell your body to breathe. This disrupts deep REM sleep and will put you into a lighter stage of sleep or awaken you completely. You may experience snoring, fitful slumber, and daytime fatigue, among other symptoms. Sleep apnea can also affect overall health; it has been linked to high blood pressure and heart conditions.

If tests reveal that you have sleep apnea, your dentist may recommend non-surgical therapies like a nasal mask to keep air passages open or a nightguard to reposition the tongue and lower jaw. These therapies also eliminate snoring, letting those around you enjoy their sleep as well!

Sleep Apnea Therapy

Can’t get a good night’s sleep? Have a snoring problem? You may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the soft tissues of the oral cavity interfere with free airflow. We can create a custom oral appliance to prevent sleep apnea and restore your restful sleep.

Lack of airflow for ten seconds or longer during sleep will trigger your brain to tell your body to breathe. This disrupts deep REM sleep and will put you into a lighter stage of sleep or awaken you completely. You may experience snoring, fitful slumber, and daytime fatigue, among other symptoms. Sleep apnea can also affect overall health; it has been linked to high blood pressure and heart conditions.

If tests reveal that you have sleep apnea, your dentist may recommend non-surgical therapies like a nasal mask to keep air passages open or a nightguard to reposition the tongue and lower jaw. These therapies also eliminate snoring, letting those around you enjoy their sleep as well!

Sedation – Sleep Dentistry

A visit to the dentist can cause fear and anxiety. Patients who experience dental phobia may postpone or avoid vital dental appointments, and multiple dental visits are out of the question. Neglecting your oral health can lead to tooth loss, disease, and overall health problems. However, you can overcome dental fear with sedation dentistry.

At our office, we offer two kinds of sedation: Oral Conscious Sedation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation.

Oral Conscious Sedation involves a medication taken orally prior to your visit. This method allows patients to feel relaxed in the dental chair, while remaining conscious and able to answer the dentist’s questions. Although your dental procedures may take hours, you will feel as if they take only minutes. Some patients become so relaxed that they fall asleep in the dentist’s chair. The effects of the sedative typically subside the following day.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation involves a colorless, odorless gas inhaled through a nasal mask. Many people know nitrous oxide as laughing gas. We will control the amount of nitrous you receive to ensure your safety. Once you begin breathing the gas, you will feel relaxed, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide subside once we remove your mask, so if nitrous is the only anesthesia you receive, you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.

Who should consider sedation dentistry?
You may want to consider sedation dentistry if:

  • You are fearful or anxious of dental treatment and dental instruments
  • Local anesthetics do not have a numbing effect on you
  • You have a sensitive gag reflex
  • You suffer from any health issues, such as neck or back pain, which could lead to discomfort while sitting in a dentist’s chair

Sedation dentistry can give you the peace of mind you need in order to undergo dental work. You may enjoy better overall health, an improved self-image, and better quality of life with a healthy, beautiful smile.

Botox

To erase lines around eyes, consider quick and easy Botox therapy. Tiny lines around the eyes can make a person appear years older, but Botox, a popular age-reducing cosmetic therapy, can erase the lines and return a youthful, fresh appearance. Injected into creases and lines that develop in the brow and around the eyes, Botox is a popular therapy among women, as well as men. After treatment, patients experience renewed confidence that can affect their social, professional, and romantic relationships.

Unlike other products, Botox is not a filler. Botox prevents muscles around the eyes and near the brow from contracting. When these muscles cannot contract, the skin doesn’t wrinkle, so lines gradually decrease.

This simple, non-surgical process takes about ten minutes, and many patients schedule sessions over their lunch hour. You will receive a few tiny injections, and within days, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe lines between the brows. The effects of Botox can last up to four months. To maintain your younger look, keep regular appointments so that frown lines do not reappear.