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.

 

Cosmetic Superstardom: Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

On the list of cosmetic procedures, which one would you rank at the top? Although many individuals may choose a multitude of treatments, adjustments to an individual’s face are often extremely high on the list. Specifically, individuals wish for a better nose. Although you may often think your nose cannot be drastically improved, the truth is our team of highly skilled cosmetic surgeons are specifically trained to enhance your nose through rhinoplasty, also known as nose revision.

Through oral and maxillofacial surgery, we can not only enhance your nose, but we can reverse any ailments that have occurred, as well as genetic defects or injuries that are present. Furthermore, some of the benefits of a nose revision include the following:

– Our team can customize the look of your nose to precisely match the aesthetics of your face and give you the facial symmetry you deserve.
– We can customize noses by altering their shape and size. If your nose is too big, we can shrink it down without losing its aesthetic charm. In addition, we can repair any damages that may have existed from a pre-existing condition or defects that you’re born with, and we can reverse the effects and give you a much better nose.
– If you would like to improve your breathing, we can often adjust your nose to ensure that your airways will be opened more efficiently and safely.
– A nose revision from our team at Aspire Surgical is designed to improve your self-esteem, boost your self-image, and increase your self-confidence.

If you would like to come in to learn more about what a nose revision can do for you, you’re welcome to schedule an appointment at our office and our team look forward to helping you with all your oral and facial cosmetic needs.