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How Our Office Could Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Posted on 12/21/2020 by Ankur Johri
Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans. It occurs as a result of either your throat muscles relaxing and blocking your airway, or your brain not sending the right signals to the muscles that control your breathing. Sleep apnea causes your breathing to slow down or even stop completely for periods of time while you are sleeping. When treatment methods such as oral appliances and CPAP machines are not effective, our team of professionals can perform surgery to ease your sleep apnea symptoms. What Symptoms Does Sleep Apnea Cause? Sleep apnea causes a variety of symptoms that disrupt not only your sleep, but your daily life as well. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly, wake up gasping for air, wake up with a dry mouth or throat, and experience poor sleep quality overall. If you have sleep apnea, you might also be excessively tired during the day and struggle with insomnia, nightmares, headaches, irritability, and more. Surgery for Sleep Apnea Oral appliances and CPAP devices are usually the first treatment option prescribed for sleep apnea patients. However, many people find these devices uncomfortable and would prefer another option. There are several different surgical procedures that can be used to treat sleep apnea. The most common procedure performed on sleep apnea patients is called a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, or UPPP. During this procedure, excess tissue is removed from the palate and pharynx, and the tonsils are also removed if the patient still has them. After removing the tissue, we suture the area to keep it open and unobstructed. Other surgeries that are used to treat sleep apnea include nasal surgeries for patients who suffer from nasal congestion and obstruction; the Pillar Procedure, which involves placing rods in the palate; advancement of the hyoid, tongue, or lower jaw; tongue base reduction; and tracheostomy. If you have sleep apnea and want to explore your treatment options, call our office today....
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Symptoms You Need to Know of Oral Cancer

Posted on 12/7/2020 by Ankur Johri
Oral cancer is known as cavity cancer. It affects different parts of the mouth and the back of the throat. Mostly, it develops on the gums, at the base of your tongue, under your tongue, and the back of the mouth. This type of cancer accounts for nearly 3% of all cancers diagnosed across the world. More often, it occurs in people aged 40 and above, with men being the most affected. Its primary cause is tobacco and alcohol consumption, sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV 16 type), and sun exposure. Age is also a factor that contributes to increasing cases of cavity cancer. Oral Cancer Symptoms Cavity cancer can be fatal if not diagnosed early enough and treated at the right time. That is why you need to be aware of its symptoms so you may take drastic measures in time. These signs may include a sore, lump, or a thick patch on your lips, mouth, and throat. The lumps may appear swollen and tender or even form rough crusts and spots that erode the affected areas. In some cases, you may see red or white patches in your mouth or experience a sore throat for one week or more.  The development of velvety or speckled patches is also a symptom of cavity cancer that you should know. Apart from that, you should beware of unexplained bleeding and numbness in your mouth. You should also watch out for the loss of feeling in the mouth, pain, or tenderness in your face, and neck. All these are some of the most common symptoms of oral cancer that affect many people. Others may include hoarseness, ear pain, change in voice, and dramatic weight loss. So if you notice the above-mentioned symptoms, you can call or visit us today for more helpful tips....
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What You Should Do If You Have a Single Missing Tooth

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Ankur Johri
If you have one tooth missing in your mouth, it can make a big difference in your periodontal health. You may not think that the lack of one tooth is any big deal, but it does make a difference. Read the following information to gain further insight on why this is true. Why Missing a Tooth Is a Big Deal If you have a gap in your smile, you need to fill the void to prevent problems with shifting and to maintain the proper bite alignment. Otherwise, you will have problems with eating or chewing, or may experience an issue with crowding. When crowding happens, it can make it difficult to clean your teeth properly, which only worsens the condition. Now that you know why a missing tooth is not good for your oral health and comfort, you need to have the problem corrected. So, how do you do this? Solutions for Correcting a Missing Tooth By speaking to us, you can find a solution to fill in the gap in your mouth and improve your bite and oral health. One of the ways this can be done is to add a fixed bridge. You can also have an implant and crown placed at the site. It just depends on the site and your current periodontal health. If you currently have gum disease, for example, we will need to treat that first before you can get an implant. Otherwise, it may be best to see about getting a tooth-supported fixed bridge.  The main thing to keep in mind is to fill in the space. Remember – one single missing tooth can lead to several missing teeth. Therefore, it is important to treat any gum disease and fill in the gap as soon as possible. If you have a missing tooth or other periodontal concerns, give us a call. Set an appointment for a consultation and exam today....
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All Posts:
How Our Office Could Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms
12/21/2020
Symptoms You Need to Know of Oral Cancer
12/7/2020
What You Should Do If You Have a Single Missing Tooth
11/16/2020
How TMJ Can Increase When You Regularly Chew Gum?
11/9/2020
What Makes TMD Worse?
10/19/2020
How to Stop Clenching Your Teeth
10/5/2020
Does Juice Damage Your Gums or Provide Them with Nutrients?
9/21/2020
Where Do Bony Growths Come From Inside the Mouth?
9/7/2020
Gums Often Swell When You Have an Abscess
8/24/2020
Oral Surgeons Like Us Know How to Manage Dental Pain Better Than Most General Dentists
8/10/2020
If You Chew Gum, Are You Guaranteed to Have Jaw Pain?
7/23/2020
Why You Should Call Us for Facial Injuries
7/7/2020
Times Where a Sinus Lift Surgery Could Improve Your Oral Health
6/22/2020
Procedures That Can Happen During Periodontal Plastic Surgery
6/8/2020
Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction and When Its Needed
5/29/2020
Why Is Your Jaw Starting to Swell?
5/15/2020
Reducing Stress Can Help with Bruxism Problems
4/25/2020
Reasons Why Dental Implants Get Rejected By the Body
4/15/2020
How Gum Chewing Can Lead to TMJ Pain
3/25/2020
Do TMJ Disorders Impact Your Memory?
3/15/2020
Ways of Treating TMJ Pain Through Stress Reduction
2/29/2020
Signs Your Jaw Pain Is Something To Worry About
2/15/2020
Types of Oral Appliances That Protect Teeth from Grinding
1/25/2020
Top 4 Symptoms of TMD
1/15/2020
Over the Counter Medications Are Often Enough Following Oral Surgery
12/25/2019
How Common Are Jaw Fractures Following Auto Accidents?
12/15/2019
What Is an Uncomplicated Crown Fracture?
11/25/2019
Ways of Preventing Dental Implant Rejection
11/15/2019
Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
10/25/2019
How Your Oral Health Can Benefit from Getting a Bone Graft
10/15/2019
Do All Broken Teeth Require Extraction?
9/25/2019
How to Tell if You Need Oral Surgery
9/15/2019
Top 4 Reasons You Could Need Oral Surgery
8/25/2019
Things to Make Note of If Your Jaw Hurts
8/15/2019
Why Do We Offer Sedation Options?
7/23/2019
Who Benefits Most from Sinus Implant Procedures?
7/13/2019
Why We Offer Several Types of Sedation
6/25/2019
What Age Should Oral Cancer Screenings Start?
6/15/2019
We Offer Several Sedation Options for Your Oral Surgery
5/30/2019
Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
5/20/2019
If You Have Ringing In Your Ears, We May Have Solutions to Help
4/25/2019
How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
4/15/2019
What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
3/30/2019
Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
3/20/2019
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues
2/28/2019
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
2/20/2019
Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
1/30/2019
Types of Facial Trauma Oral Surgeons Help With
1/20/2019
Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland
12/30/2018
Top 3 Reasons to Come See Us After an Auto Accident
12/20/2018
Are There Reasons to Fear Bony Growths in The Mouth?
11/30/2018
3 Bad Habits You May Have That Could Increase Your TMJ Pain
11/20/2018
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
10/20/2018
How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
9/30/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
9/20/2018
Making Your Mouth Healthier to Improve Your Odds of Getting Dental Implants
10/30/2010

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