What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the airway opening is blocked repeatedly while the patient is asleep. The patient stops breathing – albeit very briefly – over and over again throughout the night. Although the patient typically is not aware of these apneic episodes when they occur, sleep apnea manifests itself in symptoms…

Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder is a common affliction that varies in severity. For some people, TMJ disorder is just an annoyance and for others, it’s devastating. This condition involves a dysfunctional or damaged temporomandibular joint, which is located on each side of the face just underneath the earlobes. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw to…

Steps to Prevent Facial Injuries

Dental trauma and facial injuries can have quite a negative impact on one’s quality of life, appearance, and oral health. Blunt force trauma to the mouth and face can cause a lot of destruction, too. Lacerations to the skin, broken bones, and injuries to the teeth and gums may require facial surgery to restore oral…

Is All-on-4 a Permanent Tooth Replacement Solution?

Losing teeth is distressing. Without teeth, people suffer on a daily basis. From reduced oral function making eating difficult to the emotional toll tooth loss takes on one’s appearance, a life without teeth is difficult and even depressing. Fortunately, modern technology and new surgical techniques have given patients more options for comfortable and functional replacement…