This method of sedation dentistry involves the patient taking a prescription medicine before their dental appointment, which should put them into a very relaxed state. While they may stay awake during treatment, the medication allows them to feel calm and anxiety-free. Sedation dentistry can make the process of getting dental care more comfortable, helping people who may typically avoid the dentist to get the care they need. Our dentists encourage anyone who dreads visiting the dentist to consider the potential of sedation to help them relax or sleep comfortably while they get the care they need. To learn more about our sedation dentistry techniques, please explore the informational sections provided below or feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Sleep Apnea and Snore Guards
Sleep apnea is a common and serious sleeping disorder that happens when your regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. Snoring is common among patients with sleep apnea but not all snorers have sleep apnea. Our professional dentist at our Dental Clinic offers patients suffering from certain types of sleep apnea relief with custom mouth appliances – these are designed to keep airways open during sleep and reduce snoring for healthier sleep patterns. And the Snore Guard is a custom-fabricated dental device that adjusts the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Slide-Link connectors are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower splints. The splints are custom laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist’s model of the mouth. The fit is excellent and comfortable, permitting small movements of the jaw (TMJ) and allowing uninhibited oral breathing.
When jaw muscles are irritated, jaw movement is disrupted causing discomfort including muscle tenderness and issues in opening your jaw. Teeth grinding due to psychological stress causes muscle pain and tightness around the jaw area. Excessive jaw clenching or forceful biting other causes may include stress, arthritis, bad posture, and gum chewing. might also strain TMJ and cause pain. It can also be caused by several things including injury to your teeth or jaw. If your jaw or teeth are misaligned or if you grind your teeth, you may also find yourself with TMJ. We strongly suggest not ignoring the symptoms and contact or visit our dentist in our dental clinic immediately. If left untreated, TMJ can result in arthritis of joints or might cause your jaw to lock.
Bone grafting is often used to reverse the loss of bone in the mouth due to gum disease, ill-fitting dentures, tooth loss, or injury. We typically offer bone grafting to augment bone in the area of missing teeth in order to accommodate a dental implant. Once the graft is in place, it will take several months for it to fuse to the existing bone; however, once fusion has taken place, you should be ready for the placement of a dental implant and a permanent, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.