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Bruce M. MacNicol, DDS, MS, FRCD (C)
Michael T. Jackson, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C)
Andrew P. Gater, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C)
Mohammad Mokhtari, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C)
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How to Begin a Snoring Conversation with Your Oral Surgeon
Posted on 4/20/2018 by administrative
Are you snoring the night away? Snoring is characterized by loud breathing sounds while sleeping. It is a strong sound vibration caused by the flow of air as you breathe in and out. Snoring can affect anyone. According to Sleep Education, 40% of men and 24% of women are snorers. The numbers show that both men and women are prone to having snoring problems, although it is more common in men. Why Do You Snore?There are many things that cause snoring. Snoring can be a symptom of a condition called sleep apnea. Having yourself evaluated is important to know the root cause of your snoring. In some cases, the eruption of the wisdom teeth can cause snoring. If the tooth is partially erupted, this causes a flap of tissue to become infected and swollen. This is known as Pericoronitis. Because of this condition, the patient may sleep with their mouth open, leading to snoring. Snoring is also associated with a problem in the Temporomandibular Joint, also known as TMJ. This could result in obstructive sleep apnea, which is a blockage of the airway while sleeping. This can be caused by a problem with the tongue or the misalignment of the jaw. If not addressed, snoring may worsen and lead to severe complications. Snoring can also lead to dental problems such as dryness of the mouth and affect the flow of saliva. This can also lead to bad breath, tooth decay and mouth sores. Visit Your Dentist to Evaluate Your SnoringSo, if you are a snoring the night away and your partner has been complaining about it, even if the cause is not dental related, it is best to visit us right away. We can help you evaluate your lifestyle and see what additional factors may be contributing to your snoring. If it is not dental related, we may be able to direct you to someone who can help....
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4/20/2018
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Seeing an Oral Surgeon After Any Type of Facial Injury
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Reasons You may Need Bone Augmentation
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Can Altitude Affect Your Dental Work?
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Calling Oral Surgeons After Facial Injuries is Important
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Why You Want an Oral Surgeon to Look at All Major Facial Injuries
1/30/2018
Why You May Not Be Able to Get Dental Implants Following a Bone Graft
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How to Know if Your Dental Implants Are Starting to Fail
12/20/2017
How to Best Recover Following Oral Surgery Procedures
12/10/2017
Types of Sedation Used During Routine Oral Surgery
11/27/2017
Talking to Your Oral Surgeon if You Suspect Cancer
11/17/2017
Impacted Teeth Can Change Your Bite
10/23/2017
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10/13/2017
Oral Cancer Becomes More Normal Starting Around Age 20
9/25/2017
Minimizing the Pain from a Soft Tissue Graft
9/15/2017
Knowing How Much Jaw Pain is Too Much to Handle on Your Own
8/23/2017
Is a Root Canal the Only Option for an Infected Tooth?
8/13/2017
Signs Your Jaw Bone is Beginning to Resorb
7/30/2017
Signs You Need an Oral Surgeon to Handle Your Abscess
7/23/2017
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6/25/2017
Best Things to Drink Following Oral Surgery
6/15/2017
Are You Showing Signs of Implant Rejection?
5/27/2017
Why You Should Avoid Exercise for a Bit Following Oral Surgery
5/17/2017
Signs You May Have a Fractured Jaw
4/25/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer to Call Your Oral Surgeon About Immediately
4/15/2017
When Keeping Your Wisdom Teeth Could Benefit Your Mouth
3/25/2017
When an Extraction Should Be Handled by an Oral Surgeon
3/15/2017
Taking Your Child to the Oral Surgeon - What You Should Know
2/27/2017
Side Effects After Oral Cancer Surgery to Be Aware Of
2/17/2017
How Ice Can Make Your TMJ Pain Worse
1/27/2017
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1/17/2017
What Needs to Be Done When a Tooth Becomes Impacted
12/30/2016
Types of Extractions
12/20/2016
The Unexpected Procedures Covered by an Oral Surgeon
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11/20/2016
Is Chewing Gum Good or Bad for Your Jaw?
10/30/2016
How Your Oral Surgeon Could Help with Oral Cancer
10/20/2016
What You can Do Pre-Surgery to Make Post-Surgery Better
9/30/2016
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9/20/2016
The Symptoms of Salivary Gland Infections
8/25/2016
Is Tooth Loss Preventable?
7/30/2016
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Foods That Are Safe To Eat After Oral Surgery
6/30/2016
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5/20/2016
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All About Cleft Lip and Palate Defects
4/17/2016
Can the Body Reject a Dental Implant?
3/27/2016
Your Oral Surgeon Can Treat Facial Trauma
3/17/2016
Grow Your Own Bone with Bone Grafting
2/25/2016
Exploring the Benefits of All-on-4 Dentures
2/15/2016
Is Your Lifestyle the Cause of Your TMJ Problems?
1/30/2016
Recovering from Your Sinus Lift Procedure
1/20/2016
What to Expect after Your Tooth Extraction
12/27/2015
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Are Your Wisdom Teeth Impacted?
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