Tinley Park IL Dentist Provides Treatment for Sleep Apnea

A good night’s sleep can make all the difference in your daily routine. It can leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of the day. But for those suffering from sleep apnea, sleeping soundly through the night can seem nearly impossible. The good news is that it isn’t impossible – a simple oral device from Aesthetic Family Dental of Tinley Park could be the key to finally feeling well-rested.

The first step to getting a good night’s sleep is getting informed. 

Often times, snoring and sleep apnea are lumped together. Snoring can be a major symptom of sleep apnea but it can also occur separate from the disorder. Here’s the difference: snoring is merely the sound that comes from tissue vibration in narrow or blocked air passages.  Sleep apnea is a disorder that occurs due to an obstruction.  The obstruction can be caused when throat muscles relax, a narrow or blocked air passage, enlarged tonsils or tongue, excess tissue, or irregular jaw structure.   Another cause of sleep apnea is known as central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.

How can you tell if you have sleep apnea?

Snoring isn’t the only symptom of sleep apnea. Others include fatigue and tiredness during the day, frequent headaches, and even depression. Your partner might notice additional symptoms such as choking or gurgling noises, teeth grinding, or episodes of troubled sleep.

All of these symptoms occur because you aren’t getting proper rest. For those diagnosed with sleep apnea, your brain alerts you to wake up and breathe every time your breathing stops throughout the night. The tricky part is that you might not even realize this sleep-depriving cycle is occurring. Sometimes, people with sleep apnea will think they’ve slept through the night but will frequently experience extreme fatigue during the day.

Is sleep apnea serious?

Sleep apnea can be serious. Aside from causing frustrating feelings of lethargy and depression due to lack of sleep, when left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to more serious conditions including the following: stroke, a weak immune system, memory problems, irritability, cardiovascular disease, sexual dysfunction, prolonged depression, and learning problems.

Is there anything you can do to treat it?

Absolutely. Medical professionals can test for sleep apnea by performing a sleep study during which body signals are monitored and recorded. Treatment for the disorder can be as easy as sleeping with an oral device that will open up airways and give you the solid night’s sleep you need. If you’re experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms of sleep apnea, feel free to contact Dr. Crescenzo at Aesthetic Family Dental of Tinley Park for a consultation.

To learn more about Dr. Crescenzo and the procedures offered at Aesthetic Family Dental of Tinley Park visit http://www.tinleyparkdentalcenter.com. Patients can also stay up to date with Dr. Crescenzo and his dental practice on Facebook and Twitter, which can be accessed from the new website.

Oak Brook Dentist Invites Patients to Dental Implant Open House

Dr. Mark Ligocki, dentist in Oak Brook, announces that he will be hosting an informational dental implant open house in June.

For Oak Brook, Villa Park and surrounding area community members considering teeth replacement options, Dr. Mark A. Ligocki will be holding a dental implant open house at his Oak Brook dental practice on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. During the open house, patients will have the opportunity to learn more about dental implants and have their questions answered about the procedure.

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. A dental implant replaces the natural root of a tooth so that an artificial tooth may be placed. Dental implants are placed in the jaw and are typically covered with a crown. Implants are strong, durable, and imitate the function and feel of natural teeth. After surgery, you will be able to chew and speak as you did with natural teeth. Among the benefits of dental implants, patients consider that with dental implants, the neighboring teeth are not affected, joint pain and bite irregularities can be fixed, facial tissues are restored or enhanced, and bridges and dentures can be supported.

Dr. Ligocki offers single and multiple dental implant options along with full mouth restoration

While dentures may slip around the mouth and cause gum sores, dental implants are permanent and stable. Implants also allow patients to chew and speak as they would with their natural teeth.

The Ligocki Dental Group dental implant open house will take place on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.  Complimentary consultations, X-rays, full examinations, and refreshments will be available at the event. Patients who are interested can call the office at (630) 620-8099 to register.

To stay updated about the dental implant open house, patients can visit Ligocki Dental Group’s Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/pages/Ligocki-Dental-Group/122341034501337 and www.twitter.com/drmarkligocki. Patients can also learn about Ligocki Dental Group by visiting their website at www.ligockidentalgroup.com.

About Ligocki Dental Group

Ligocki Dental Group offers a variety of dental procedures, ranging from cleanings and preventative treatments to cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatment. It is their goal to provide patients with the highest quality, affordable dental care in Oakbrook. Their office is equipped with the latest and most up-to-date technology, to better serve you. The Ligocki Dental Group staff is experienced with treating patients of all ages, and they welcome families to visit the office.

Lombard Dentist Offers Mini Dental Implants

Lombard Dental Arts is currently offering mini dental implants as an alternative to traditional implants. A missing or damaged tooth not only affects the overall appearance of your mouth, but it can also affect your confidence and willingness to laugh or smile. If you are considering full dental implants, you should also see if mini dental implants fit your needs.

How can mini dental implants restore my smile?  

Mini dental implants offer a replacement for teeth that fit securely in your jaw and last for years. They can provide anchors for bridgework, fixed crowns and dentures. Mini implants also are an effective option for replacing small frontal teeth and pre-molars. Since implants are not held in place by adhesives, you will not have to worry about implanted teeth shifting out of place, so you can eat, speak, and smile with increased flexibility and confidence.

Why should I choose mini dental implants over regular implants? 

Mini dental implants are smaller and more affordable alternatives to regular dental implants. They are great for patients who do not have the bone support for traditional implants. Smaller implants also pose a solution for filling in a narrow gap between teeth or holding dentures in place. Due to their small size, mini implants cost less than conventional dental implants and the procedure for inserting them is less invasive.

How does the procedure work?

Mini dental implants are comprised of a titanium implant, roughly the diameter of a toothpick, which stands in for the root of a natural tooth. Dr. Scarpiniti will insert the implant into your jawbone for a secure and durable fit. Most patients report no discomfort throughout the procedure and recover quickly without problems. The procedure can usually be completed in just one visit, so you can walk out of our office with a full, healthy smile the same day!

How can I get mini dental implants? 

Schedule a consultation with Lombard Dental Arts to see if mini dental implants are right for you. Dr. Scarpiniti will perform a complete oral exam and decide if you are a candidate for mini implants. Take the next step towards a better smile today!

To learn more about mini dental implants and other dental procedures in Lombard, IL visit http://www.lombarddentalarts.com or call (630) 916-9156 for more information.

About Dr. Randy Scarpiniti:

Dr. Scarpiniti at Lombard Dental Arts completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University. With nearly thirty years of experience in the dental community, he also held a part-time appointment as Associate Professor at Loyola School of Dentistry. In 1984, he was awarded the American Association of Orthodontists Award. Dr. Scarpiniti is committed to offering patients the most advanced technology and techniques in dentistry and has taken post-graduate coursework in cosmetic procedures, orthodontics, and dental implants.

 

Chicago Dentist Educates Patients on Oral Cancer

Even though smokers have an increased risk for oral cancer, 25% of oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke or have other risky lifestyle factors. This is why it is imperative to receive regular oral cancer screenings from your Chicago dentist. Dr. Rocio Martinez and her team at Rocio Martinez Dental in Chicago IL are committed to educating patients about the risk of oral cancer and the importance of annual exams.

Young patients, especially those who may have contracted HPV (Human Papillomavirus), are at increased risk for oral cancer. The highest risk group is patients over 40 with risky lifestyle factors such as tobacco use. However, even if you teeth and mouth appear perfectly healthy, it is still important to screen for signs that may not yet be visible at a glance.

Your oral health is an indication of your overall health, so just because a problem in your mouth seems harmless does not mean that it should be overlooked. When you visit Dr. Martinez at one of her office locations in Joliet, Aurora, or Chicago, she will perform a comprehensive soft-tissue examination. At the very least, an oral cancer screening can help prevent infections of the mouth before they ever cause you pain or discomfort. If diagnosed, your dentist in Chicago will work with you to create a plan for treatment.

Oral cancer is highly curable if it is caught in its early stages. When premalignant lesions or early-stage oral cancer is found, treatment is simpler, less invasive, and over 82% successful. Of course, a daily regimen of brushing and flossing as well as regular dental check-ups can inhibit the onset of oral conditions before they start. Staying away from high-risk factors like smoking and tobacco chewing can also drastically decrease your risk of contracting oral cancer.

To learn more about oral cancer screenings preventative treatments in Chicago, visit www.cosmeticddschicago.com or call (773) 847-4540 for more information.

About Dr. Rocio Martinez:

Dr. Martinez graduated from Northwestern University and has over 20 years of dental experience. She is dedicated to providing patients with high-quality cosmetic dental procedures to help patients achieve the smiles of their dreams. Dr. Martinez and her staff are constantly staying up-to-date with the most modern technology and innovative treatments to help Rocio Martinez Dental better serve their patients.

Dental Implants in Niles, IL

Dr. Lawrence Mulvaney, Niles dentist, provides dental implants in Niles, Morton Grove, Skokie, Park Ridge and the entire North Shore and Chicagoland areas.

Whether you are seeking single tooth implants, multiple tooth implants or full mouth restoration, Dr. Mulvaney is committed to providing you with the personalized implant care you deserve.

7886 N Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714
(847) 423-2488