Sleep Apnea Treatment In Rice Military

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition whereby an individual’s breathing is interrupted as they sleep. Common sleep apnea symptoms include snoring, gasping for air during sleep, and daytime fatigue. People with sleep apnea often have high blood pressure and are at risk for heart attacks, stroke, and other severe health problems.

Are you experiencing the symptoms mentioned above? Sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment from our Rice Military dental office can help ensure you get the air you need to have a good night’s sleep.

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Getting immediate care for a dental emergency saves you time and money, prevents further complications, and is the best way to relieve your pain. The sooner you get help, the better! 

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What To Expect From the Extraction Process

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Dr. Amin will take x-rays to identify the placement of the tooth and look at the condition in the tooth’s deeper layers. Through digital scans, we can identify infections, tooth decay, and other oral health problems and can determine if an extraction is necessary.

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Pain Relief & Sedation Options

Before touching your tooth with any dental tools, we will use numbing agents such as local anesthesia to numb your mouth. If you prefer to be sedated for the extraction, we offer IV sedation and general anesthesia to our patients.

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Surgical Extraction

To remove a tooth surgically, an incision is made into the gums to gain access to the hidden tooth. Sometimes there is additional bone blocking the tooth which will be cut. Then, the tooth is sectioned and then removed like a basic extraction.

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Basic Extraction

A dental elevator breaks the ligaments holding the tooth in the socket and then forceps are used to grab it and remove it.

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Sutures & Aftercare

Any incisions will be sutured shut and the socket will be thoroughly cleaned. A gauze will be placed to encourage blood clotting and stop the bleeding. 

Types of Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a popular sleep apnea type that occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax and block your airway during sleep. This can cause snoring and periods of interrupted breathing.

Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea (CSA) is less common than OSA but is more severe. CSA occurs when your brain doesn’t signal your muscles to breathe. This can cause periods of shallow or paused breathing.

Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Complex sleep apnea syndrome (CSAS) is a combination of both OSA and CSA. CSAS is the most severe form of sleep apnea and can be life-threatening if not treated properly.

Did you know…

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TMD pain can extend to the neck, ear, face, upper back and shoulders. It can also cause migraines. 

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What Causes Sleep Apnea?

There are many different causes of sleep apnea, but the most common cause is obstruction of the airway. This can be due to various reasons, including obesity, enlarged tonsils, or a deviated septum. Other less common sleep apnea causes include head injuries, neuromuscular disorders, and heart conditions.

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How Is Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetes?

Sleep apnea is associated with a high risk of developing diabetes. Studies have shown that people with sleep apnea are more than twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as those who do not have the condition. The link between sleep apnea and diabetes is thought to be due to the disruption of regular sleep patterns, which can lead to insulin resistance and other metabolic problems.

Did you know…

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Stress can make TMD worse. Clenching of the jaw and bruxism can wear out the jaw and enhance TMJ pain.  

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