While You Sleep

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Dr. Seddon regularly removes wisdom teeth of all levels of difficulty. Based on extensive pre-operative and post-operative instructions, medication coverage, IV sedation, use of special blood proteins for healing (PRF), sterile surgical protocol, and effective surgical skills; patients often feel surprisingly good within the next day or so. Of course, with any surgery, one can expect some mild discomfort and swelling within the first day, but we do our best to minimize this.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep related breathing disorder that all of us at Oceanfront dental feel very strongly about, as it can create or worsen heart attacks and Type 2 diabetes . The word apnea means ‘no breathing’, and sleep apnea refers to pauses in breathing that occur during sleep. On average, these pauses last for 10 to 30 seconds, until the brain reacts to overcome the problem. This is usually when your sleeping partner will hear you gasping or choking for air. Often patients will not know that they have sleep apnea unless they are tested for it, or have been woken up from their partner.

With each episode of apnea, blood oxygen levels are reduced (hypoxia), and sleep is disturbed as the sleeper must wake briefly to resume breathing. However, the sleeper typically does not become fully awake, and usually has no recollection of the awakening. This cycle happens repeatedly throughout the night, interfering with the normal sleep pattern that one needs to feel rested and refreshed in the morning.

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