Archive for August, 2011

Treatment options for sleep apnea

For sleep apnea patients, the most alarming symptom may be impressive snoring. Extremely loud snoring that often disrupts the sleep of others in the same household can be socially embarrassing or annoying. Although snoring can certainly be challenging and disruptive, it is critically important to separate heavy snoring from true sleep apnea. More correctly known […]

TMJ Disorder: Will it get worse with stress?

The temporomandibular joint, frequently referred to as the TMJ, can be subject to various afflictions just as any other joint in the human body. For this particular joint, the term temporomandibular disorder is used to describe a wide variety of abnormal function, damage, or discomfort commonly reported by patients. The staff at your Charlottesville dental […]

Wisdom teeth removal: What are the benefits?

Between the ages of 17 and 24, most adults will have a discussion about wisdom teeth with their dentist or oral surgeon. The wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars to develop in the later teen years and are frequently recommended for extraction. Often, for your health, the wisdom […]