Do you feel persistently tired even after resting for what appears to be a full night? Even if you sleep eight hours, do you feel lethargic and foggy-headed? If these questions apply to you, it is possible that you could have obstructive sleep apnea. This is a common sleep disorder that can only be diagnosed with a professional sleep stud […]
Many folks mistakenly believe that snoring and sleep apnea are mutually exclusive. While many people with sleep apnea also snore, not all sleep apnea sufferers snore on a regular basis. It is entirely possible to have sleep apnea even if you don’t snore. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, it is important to have a sleep study done so […]
Has your dentist referred you to an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction? Do you ever wonder why teeth sometimes need to be extracted? There are a few reasons why an oral healthcare provider might want to extract teeth. Sometimes teeth are removed because they are diseased and damaged beyond repair. In other instances, teeth like wisdom te […]
If you want to preserve the results of your work with your orthodontist, be sure to schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon. Why? Because impacted wisdom teeth can push your teeth out of alignment if you don’t have them extracted.
Impacted wisdom teeth will continue to try to erupt through the gums even though most people’s jaws […]
Stephanie M. Dalton, DDS (center) is this year’s Scott Sprtel Resident Award of Excellence award winner. She is pictured with (L) Thomas MacKenzie, DDS, and (R) Gregory P. Thompson, MD.Congratulations to Stephanie M. Dalton, DDS, recipient of this year’s Scott Sprtel Resident Award of Excellence. Dr. Dalton is the 14th recipie […]
Just a few decades ago, patients who suffered tooth loss had to settle for an incomplete replica of their natural teeth that only replaced the crowns of those teeth. The introduction of the small titanium cylinders known as dental implants has revolutionized treatment for tooth loss, making appliances such as dental bridges and dentures f […]
There is a good reason why dental implants have become the most popular tooth replacement method. Patients with dental implants across the world are satisfied with these replacement teeth because they provide a lifelike restoration of oral function, renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
Implant dentistry addresses the need for functi […]
Sleep apnea is insidious – it can make a negative impact on total wellbeing if left untreated. Research has found many links to the incidence of sleep apnea and an increased risk for cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. Along with increasing the risk for heart attack and stroke, untreated sleep apnea affects cognitive and emotiona […]
Both dental implants and braces can greatly improve a person’s quality of life by increasing oral function and enhancing the aesthetics of a person’s smile. Since implant dentistry and orthodontics both require careful treatment planning, patients will visit an orthodontist and an oral surgeon for treatment. If a patient is receiving […]
Our sleep is precious. Without good sleep, we can’t function at our best – mentally or physically. Unfortunately, sleep disorders like sleep apnea can affect our ability to achieve the rest we need and deserve. Sleep apnea is a condition that prevents a person from breathing properly during rest. This condition is marked by period […]