Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea with Dental Appliances
There is a growing number of people who are suffering from poor quality of sleep.
People who snore and those that have mild to moderate sleep apnea have been finding relief in Oral Appliance Therapy treatment.
The popularity of this type of treatment is growing largely due to the ease of use.
Oral appliances are small plastic devices similar to a sports mouth guard. The appliances are prescribed by a qualified dentist. The device works while you sleep, helping to reduce pauses in breathing and snoring.
It has been a valuable option, especially to those patients who refuse or cannot comply with their prescribed CPAP therapy.
Health Risk Sleep Evaluation
If you answered yes to two or more of the above questions you may be at risk of a health condition called obstructive sleep apnea and may want to speak with one of our qualified dentists on staff regarding testing and treatment.
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What do I do in a dental emergency?
First, call your dentist. If the dentist can't be reached and it is a true emergency, go to the nearest emergency room. The doctors in most ER's can stop bleeding, treat allergic reactions, and prescribe pain medications and antibiotics until you can receive regular dental care.
What is considered a true emergency?
Usually life threatening conditions like allergic reactions, uncontrolled bleeding, severe swelling. Severe pain that is uncontrolled with over the counter medications or fever or increasing facial swelling needs to treated with prescription drugs right away.
What if my over-the-counter pain medication doesn't work?
Severe, spontaneous and persistent pain is usually the indication of a serious problem. Call your dentist immediately to have the situation evaluated. Never exceed the dosage on any perscription or over-the-counter medication. Patients frequently take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and other pain meds, thinking if two don't work, maybe four will. Read the label on any medication before taking it. Overdosing aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) can lead to internal bleeding, ulcers, kidney failure, and death. Acetaminophen overdosing is the number one cause of liver failure and liver transplants in the US.