Sleep Apnea Middle TN
  Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing. This stopping and starting of breathing during sleep often manifests as loud snoring. Sufferers often feel tired and unrested even after a long night of sleep. Sleep apnea has three different iterations – obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea syndrome. Any of these, left untreated, can result in...
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Tooth Loss Nashville TN
  As an adult, proper tooth care is essential to keeping all your teeth, and keeping all your teeth is a contributing factor to your overall health, eating habits, and confidence. There’s no tooth fairy visit to look forward to anymore and no promise of another tooth growing in to fill the empty spot. The good news is that adults these days keep their teeth...
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If your family dentist has told you that your wisdom teeth have to come out, you have most likely been referred to an oral surgeon. You may be tempted to ask your dentist to perform the extraction because they make you comfortable or because you fear the word “surgery.” There are many benefits, however, to seeing a surgeon who specializes in this field. A general...
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Given our commitment to the health and happiness of our patients, we are always exploring new ways to make dental care more accessible and convenient for you. That is why we’re excited to introduce you to the newest system we’ve adopted at OMSNashville: Leading Reach. Using Leading Reach, we will now be able to get crucial information to you at every step of care, presented...
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Even though our permanent, adult teeth are meant to stay with us, there are some instances where they simply need to be removed. Some issues that force tooth extraction include: Crowded teeth Dental decay Gum disease/Periodontal disease Tooth infection Trauma Impacted teeth Even if you feel a little nervous about an extraction process, it’s good to know that it’s a fairly common procedure that people...
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Double jaw surgery is also known as Bi-maxillary Osteotomy. It is a specific type of orthognathic or corrective jaw surgery. Often, oral surgeons perform surgery on one jaw at a time. Double jaw surgery is when they perform surgery on both jaws simultaneously. The purpose of double jaw surgery is to correct both aesthetic and functional skeletal issues. A common condition double jaw surgery addresses...
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After going through any type of surgery, it’s important to follow the appropriate post-surgery procedures to recover. Sometimes, you may have to adjust your lifestyle. After an oral surgery, like wisdom teeth removal, you have the added complication of needing to adjust the foods you eat until your mouth can handle your regular diet. To help the Nashville community make the most of a menu...
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When a nonsurgical root canal fails to save a tooth, your dentist may recommend having an apicoectomy. Below is a guide to some of the most frequently asked questions about apicoectomies to help patients grasp a better understanding of this relatively common oral surgery procedure. What Is an Apicoectomy? An apicoectomy involves an oral surgeon opening the gum tissue next to the tooth to get...
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Orthodontists address issues in the mouth such as over/under bites, misaligned teeth, impactions, and conditions requiring dental appliances. Often times though, oral surgery is needed to assist orthodontists in their treatment plans. An oral surgeon will then carry out surgeries that address alignment problems in the patient’s mouth. Typically, these are done after growth in the jaw has stopped, which happen between the ages 13...
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Whether you have had oral surgery before or it is your first time, you may be a bit apprehensive about your upcoming procedure. While you’re certainly in good hands at OMSNashville, it’s normal to be a bit nervous. Here are a few tips that can help you deal with anxiety before oral surgery and feel more comfortable and relaxed about the procedure. 1. Bring Someone...
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