Cloverdale Dental Centre offers a variety of oral and maxillofacial surgeries, such as sleep apnea surgery and wisdom teeth removal, in Surrey, allowing you to live a better, more pain-free life. You’ll sleep better and be happier in general.
Whether you suffer from sleep apnea, impacted wisdom teeth, or TMJ, give us a call for a consultation. We’ll assess your situation and decide on the best course of action for treatment.
Once thought to only affect sleeping partners, snoring is now known as not only an annoyance but also a potentially serious medical condition called “sleep apnea.” Sleep apnea is characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep, causing an imbalance between the carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the blood. This is accompanied by loud snoring or choking sounds as you awake slightly and struggle to breathe.
Because sleep apnea doesn’t always cause a person to awaken completely, they are often unaware they have a sleeping disorder. This makes it difficult to diagnose.
Sleep apnea does not always require a surgical procedure to be treated; often, a dental device can be fabricated to open the airways. If you think you may suffer from sleep apnea, please contact us to set up a consultation to evaluate your condition and recommend treatment.
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition that is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth and an intermittent ringing in the ears. Common causes of TMJ are misaligned teeth, stress, and teeth grinding.
Depending on your specific TMJ needs there are several treatment options available. These include realignments to improve your bite, use of a custom bite guard, and we can also recommend tips on relaxation. These will be carefully considered prior to any surgical options. If you are experiencing any symptoms of TMJ, we encourage you to contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are usually your last four of 32 teeth to grow in. In most cases, wisdom teeth have a detrimental effect on the spacing of your teeth as they can cause “impaction,” wherein the tooth becomes lodged in an undesirable position. If this impacted tooth is not removed it can potentially cause damage to other teeth, increase crowding, and cause infection, cysts, or tumours.
The removal of wisdom teeth is a very common procedure and in most cases can be performed in our office with a local anaesthetic. For some patients, there is also the option of an oral sedative to be taken prior to their appointment. Other anaesthetics are available but only in an oral surgeon’s office such as IV sedation or general anaesthesia.