Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous sleeping disorder that causes you to stop breathing for short periods of time while you sleep. This breathing interruption prevents you from getting a night of restful sleep but can also come with other serious side effects. One way to control sleep apnea is with an oral appliance from your dentist. Here are some things you should know if you decide to go this route to help treat your sleep apnea:
Undergoing orthodontic treatment is exciting because it will eventually lead to a perfect smile. However, along the way, you might periodically have issues like soreness in your teeth or mouth. Fortunately, there are good habits that you can develop to make orthodontic treatment as comfortable as possible.
The following are six habits that can make it more comfortable to undergo orthodontic treatment.
Eating sticky or very hard foods infrequently
Certain types of food may be more difficult for you to eat while you have braces.
Most people don't see the importance of seeing a dentist unless they're having problems. Well, it turns out that seeing a dentist often is key to maintaining good oral health. The visits will cost you, but you'll prevent oral problems and catch them early on. This way, you'll save money in the long run because you won't have to deal with more advanced problems. Here are some reasons why visiting a dentist is beneficial.
Poor oral health inevitably leads to tooth loss because of tooth decay or gum disease. But just one lost or damaged tooth can lead to a whole host of other dental issues. Fortunately, dental implants can solve just about any dental issue that involves missing or broken teeth.
1. Inability to chew foods comfortably
Broken teeth are often no better than missing teeth. This is because they can cause you pain and discomfort when you are chewing your food.
If you need to have a tooth extracted because of an injury or as a preparatory procedure before an implant/denture, you may be going over aftercare instructions—like how to prevent dry socket. One aftercare instruction you may need to go over is how to handle bone spicules. Bone spicules are small bony slivers that are left in the surgery site after an extraction.
How Are Bone Spicules Removed?
Once your tooth has been extracted, there will still be fragments from the surrounding alveolar bone (jawbone) that secured the tooth root.