Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious condition that can wreak havoc on your oral health. It often approaches silently, meaning symptoms may not appear until the condition is advanced. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that half of all Americans over the age of thirty suffer from periodontal disease. A periodontist can accurately diagnose…

Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Are you feeling like you didn’t get enough sleep even though you logged a full eight hours or more? Struggling with daytime drowsiness? Has a sleeping partner alerted you to loud snoring? You may be suffering from sleep apnea and not even know it! This condition, in which patients stop breathing repeatedly for very brief…

Widely Spaced Teeth: Is Invisalign An Option?

Widely spaced teeth can diminish the look of a beautiful smile and it can also affect your bite. If not corrected, if can potentially push teeth further out of alignment and damage their surface area. In the past, traditional metal braces would have been the only corrective option. Today a dentist may offer Invisalign to…

FAQs About Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is commonly used in many dental applications. Conscious IV sedation has been used for many years for dental procedures such as removing third molars. Nitrous oxide is available in dental offices, and is a safe and effective means to relax the patient. A relative newcomer to the sedation dentistry family is oral sedation…