Snoring Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Treatment Animation
Snoring and sleep apnea.In normal breathing, air enters the nostrils and goes through the throat and the tracheato the lungs. In people who snore this airway is partiallyobstructed by excess tissue of the throat, such as large tonsils, large soft palate ortongue. Another common cause of obstruction is the dropping of the tongue into the throatdue to over relaxation of tongue muscles during sleep. Air currents competing throughnarrow spaces in the throat cause the soft palate essentially a piece of soft tissuehanging in the throat to vibrate. This vibration is the source of the noise we hear when someoneis snoring.
Sleep apnea happens when the airway is completelyobstructed, no air can go through and the person stops breathing. This cessation ofbreathing triggers the brain to respond by waking up the person just enough to take abreath. This repeats itself again and again during the course of the night and may resultin sleep deprivation. Snoring and mild sleep apnea may be treatedwith a mandibular advancement device. This device is designed to move the lower jaw andthe tongue slightly forward and thus making the space in the back of the throat larger.
Wisdom Tooth Removal in South Jordan UT Price Utah Facial Oral Surgery
Hello, I'm Christopher Price of UtahFacial Oral Surgery. I am a Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon and I have obtainedboth a Dental Degree and a Medical Degree. Wisdom teeth or third molars are the lastset of teeth to develop in the mouth. When a developing tooth is blocked by another tooth,or grows in a manner that makes it impossible to erupt normally, the tooth is said to beimpacted. Many people have one or more impacted wisdom teeth that, if left untreated, canpose significant problems. For some patients, the teeth have come intothe mouth, or have begun to come into the mouth, but they are so difficult to keep cleanthat it's better to remove them in order
to improve the overall health of the mouthand prevent future problems. Patients, and especially parents of patients,will frequently ask, â€œWhen is the best time to have wisdom teeth extractedéâ€�While there may not be a perfect answer, most oral surgeons will agree, that if wisdom teethare going to be removed, it's generally best to remove them when the patient is younger,usually in the early or mid teens, because the procedure is easier for the patient. Thebone is more forgiving, the teeth aren't fully formed, there is a much lower risk ofhaving issues with other structures, such as the nerve in the lower jaw and sinusesin the upper jaw, and the recovery is generally
much more rapid.At Utah Facial Oral Surgery, we are proud of our stateoftheart facility and our highlyskilled team that will ensure our patients are fully informed and comfortable throughoutthe procedure. Before removing your wisdom teeth, we willperform a thorough al exam and xray evaluation of your jaws and teeth. We willpresent you with your options for extraction and develop a plan for wisdom teeth removalthat you feel comfortable with. The majority of our patients elect to have the procedureperformed with intravenous sedation and sleep comfortably during the procedure.For all of your oral surgery needs, please
visit us at Utah Facial Oral Surgery.We perform general tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement bonegrafting procedures, as well as facial trauma surgery and many other facial reconstructiveand cosmetic procedures. Conveniently located in South Jordan, we servicethe entire Salt Lake Valley and look forward to caring for you at our state of the artoral surgery facility. If you have any additional questions, pleasefeel free to call our office. Thank you.