Archive for July, 2011

Treatment options for tooth injuries

The moments following facial trauma or injury can be frightening and uncertain. How much damage was done? If there is bleeding and severe pain, it can be difficult to figure out where to begin. Sometimes, trauma to the mouth or face leaves no visible marks at all, only lingering discomfort and sensitivity. It may be […]

How do I know if my tooth is impacted?

An impacted tooth is no laughing matter. Impacted teeth can inflict damage to neighboring teeth, lead to infection, or damage the jaw bone. Most often, impacted teeth are not likely to move into the proper positions, leading to a recommendation for extraction. If you suspect that you may have an impacted tooth, it is important […]

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition in which a person stops breathing for several seconds during the sleeping hours. These frequent pauses in breathing can cause a decrease in oxygen levels as well as a disruption of the normal sleep patterns. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea are prevented from enjoying the deepest level of […]