Better Smiles Begin with Sleep Apnea Treatments

Sleep Apnea

One of the biggest oral health risks that individuals may suffer from and be completely unaware of is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which individuals suffer from interrupted breathing patterns while they sleep. The two most common forms of sleep apnea are obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea arises when individuals have a blocked airway or are failing to receive enough air through their air passages. Central sleep apnea, however, is a result of brain signals not being adequately received. When your brain sends signals to your breathing muscles instructing them to breathe, there may be issues in which these signals are not reaching their target destination. This type of sleep apnea typically arises due to issues such as brain tumors, infections, stroke, or heart failure.

Treating sleep apnea is essential if you are at a higher risk for the symptom. Typically, men over the age of 40 are at the highest risk for sleep apnea. Furthermore, if you are overweight or have a genetic predisposition for any oral health conditions, you will also be likely to suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is commonly linked to a family history of the disorder, a nasal obstruction such as a deviated septum, allergies and sinus problems, large tonsils, a large tongue, or a small jaw in relation to your face.

For help treating sleep apnea, Drs. Richard Shamo and AJ Stosich at [practice_name] are here to assist you in every way we can. If you would like to set up an appointment to visit our oral and maxillofacial surgeons in [city], [state], please call us at [phone] to speak with our team.

 

Bone Grafting Treatments to End Your Year with a Smile

As the holiday feasts and festivities begin to show themselves this season, it is important to make sure your oral health is in great care, and you have a complete smile to enjoy all of the delectable delights that the snow-filled season has to offer. If you have any lost or missing teeth, it is important to make sure they are replaced with effective prosthetics that are durable and strong. If you are in need of a dental implant, but your jaw is not strong enough to hold them, and oral surgery using a bone graft will be necessary.

Bone grafting is extremely popular for dental implants because it allows your jaw to be strengthened to the point it can adequately hold a dental implant in place. According to the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, if your jawbone is too soft, too fragile, or too thin, a bone graft is recommended prior to dental implant placements.

A bone graft works by taking part of a bone from one section of your body and grafting it onto your jawbone. Artificial prosthetic bone grafting materials can also be used. Not only will bone grafts strengthen your jaw bone, but they will also improve your oral health. Although a bone graft often takes several months before it can strengthen to the point your jaw is strong enough to hold an implant, it is well worth it to give you the satisfaction and joy you require heading into next year.

If you are in need of a bone grafting treatment or would like to come in for an examination to determine your candidacy for the service. Contact Aspire Surgical at our office in Salt Lake. With the help of our docotors and our team, a bone grafting treatment can be used to help progress your mouth towards a full smile. Have a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween and a happy holiday season!

If You’re Getting a Tooth Pulled, Watch Out for These Complications After Treatment

Post op jaw pain

Tooth extraction is an invasive treatment that can help you restore your oral health and smile. This is a beneficial treatment, but, like other treatments, there is a chance you could experience complications after the extraction. Some of those problems include:

-Dry socket: Dry socket occurs when a blood clot fails to form or when an already-formed blood clot breaks off too soon. This can happen when you drink through a straw. This problem can be very painful and should be treated with a medicated bandage as soon as possible. So, please contact our office if you experience this issue.

-Numb lips and chin: It’s typical to feel numb after oral surgery, especially because of the numbing agents used during the treatment. However, if the numbing lasts more than one or two days, a nerve might have been affected during the treatment. So, it’s best to contact our office and schedule an appointment.

-Infection: Infection is always a possibility after tooth extraction, as it is with any surgery. So, make sure to care for the surgical site as much as possible to prevent infection. If you see oozing at the surgical site, please contact our office and schedule an appointment.

It’s very important to follow post-op instructions on how to properly recover after tooth extraction. That way you can fully return to a top-notch oral health and smile. Do you have any questions? If so, please contact our team at Aspire Surgical when you have the chance. Our professional team will be happy to help you if you just call us!

The Known Dangers of Gingivitis

Gingivitis

Have you ever heard of periodontal disease? Have you ever heard of gum disease? Have you ever heard of gingivitis? Strikingly enough, they all refer to the same oral health care condition. Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Fortunately, if you are only suffering from gingivitis, there’s still plenty of time to treat the disease and restore your oral health.

Spotting gingivitis can often be difficult, due to the length of time that the disease can occur. Gum disease can progress for many years, and the symptoms may be minor. However, if you’re showing any signs of additional redness or swelling in your gums, gingivitis may be present. Furthermore, if your gums bleed easily when eating, brushing your teeth, or flossing, you may be suffering from early stages of gum disease. Gingivitis may also be present if you consistently suffer from bad breath.

Various risk factors increase the likelihood you will develop gum disease and gingivitis. This includes unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco or using drugs. Some gingivitis risk factors may be out of your control, including pregnancy, genetics, and diabetes. Even some medications you may be taking can increase your risk for gingivitis. If left untreated, oral surgery can be given via a gingival graft, also known as a gum graft, to help restore your gums.

If you are looking for gum graft treatments in Salt Lake City, come see Aspire Surgical soon. To schedule an appointment, simply call our office. With the help of  our team, the pathway to a clear smile can be yours. We look forward to making your smile shine soon!

Enhance Your Smile with TMJ Treatments

TMJ Pain

When thinking about how important your jaw is to your oral health, it’s best to understand the factors behind it. Within each jaw lies a joint known a temporomandibular joint, also called a TMJ. TMJs are responsible for the array of movement that our mouth requires for opening our mouths and chewing. Thus, they can be damaged at times due to excess wear and tear, which will need treatment as soon as possible.

Enhance your smile with TMJ treatments. To learn more about TMJs, please read the following:

– If your mouth takes frequent damage, TMJ disorders can arise. It is important to stop all bad habits that could make it worse, including chewing gum, eating hard foods, or even biting your nails.
– As is the case with many TMJ disorders, common side effects include pain, discomfort, or swelling. Different types of treatments to use include ice packs for pain and heat packs for swelling.
– If your TMJ is causing you jaw pain, there may be an underlying illness within your mouth or body contributing to it.
– In order to better help you cope with the stress and anxiety that is often connected to TMJ disorders, try practicing yoga or biofeedback.

Come in and see for yourself the effectiveness of TMJ treatments provided by our oral surgeons. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Maak, Dr. Shamo, Dr. Stosich, and our team, call Aspire Surgical and a member of our team will gladly assist you. The time is now to approach the rest of your life with a smile!

Welcome to Our New Blog!

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Here at [practice_name], we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles.

Each profession tends to be its own little niche, which is a good thing because it creates a unique space for our services and a place for you to learn and implement helpful ideas that can benefit you and the people you care about.

We’re excited to share this ongoing knowledge base of blog articles with this online community. These blogs provide timely and relevant information that’s conveniently accessible online. Indeed, we hope that this community will use the valuable information found in our regular blog posts, because they are an effective way for us to reach out to you on a monthly basis, while you still enjoy the comforts of your own home.

If you have any questions or want more information, we invite you to call our team at Aspire Surgical. We look forward to helping you in any way we can, and we thank you for the opportunity!