Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for your overall health. While you might try to get an early night or have your full 8-hours, sometimes, there are issues beyond your control that can prevent you from a restful night’s sleep. But many people have no idea about how your dentist can help.
Is snoring a problem for you? Or more importantly, is snoring a problem for your partner? Do you wake feeling unrested? Do you feel sleepy during the day? Has anyone heard you gasp or stop breathing while you are sleeping? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have sleep apnoea.
This condition is treatable and should not be ignored as it can cause many serious conditions such as high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, and even premature death. At Dental Care Smithfield we can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of his condition with oral appliances, that can help reduce morbidity and help increase quality of life.
TMJ and Night Guards
Grinding and clenching of the teeth can cause damage to your teeth and fillings and ultimately cause pain in your jaw joint (TMJ). Most grinding and damage occurs at night while you are asleep so a nightguard or splint may be prescribed to help protect your teeth and relieve pain.
This procedure involves removing all the pulp in the pulp chamber temporarily for the sake of pain relief. Pulpectomy is typically called for when pulpotomy isn’t an option and all of the tooth’s pulp has become infected, inflamed, and disease-ridden. After removal, the canals are medicated and cleaned.
Sometimes, dentists do pulpectomy on primary or milk teeth. In such cases, the pulp is replaced with resorbable material. This is the recommended course of action for irreversible pulpitis on redicular and coronal pulp as well as primary molars that are abscessed.
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