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SNORING

Sleep apnea and snoring can be a nuisance to you and your loved ones. It occurs when there is an obstruction of the airway when one is sleeping. This could be as a result of jaw positioning or the vibration of the flesh covering the airway. While it is mostly common in men, women often begin to

snore during menopause and pregnancy.

Treatment for snoring

Snoring and sleep apnea can be treated using oral reconstructive surgery or by use of oral appliance therapy. These appliances are

small devices that resemble bite guards that keep the jaw elevated to ensure air flow remains unobstructed through the night.

A dentist should advice you whether you need oral appliance therapy or if a few lifestyle adjustments

could clear the problem. Book an appointment with us today.

MISSING TEETH

It is not uncommon for people to miss certain teeth. Missing teeth can be caused by injury, tooth decay, congenially missing teeth- where a person was born without certain teeth, gum disease among other factors.

What are the causes of missing teeth?

People with congenially missing teeth caused by genetic disorders like ectodermal dysplasia suffer a disorder that could cause multiple missing teeth. This disorder should be identified and monitored from childhood for a comprehensive solution to be found.

On the other hand, due to pregnancy-triggered calcium deficiency, teeth could become brittle and sometimes completely fall off. Gum disease caused by smoking or accumulation of plaque could cause one or more teeth to fall off.

However, the most common cause of missing teeth in adults and children alike is accidental injury

BROKEN TEETH

It is not uncommon for people to miss certain teeth. Missing teeth can be caused by injury, tooth decay, congenially missing teeth- where a person was born without certain teeth, gum disease among other factors.What are the causes of missing teeth?

People with congenially missing teeth caused by genetic disorders like ectodermal

dysplasia suffer a disorder that could

cause multiple missing teeth. This disorder should be identified and monitored from childhood for a comprehensive solution to be found.On the other hand, due to pregnancy-triggered calcium deficiency, teeth could become brittle and sometimes completely

fall off. Gum disease caused by smoking or accumulation of plaque could cause one

or more teeth to fall off.

However, the most common cause of missing teeth in adults and children alike is accidental injury.

Can missing teeth be fixed?

Yes, missing teeth can be fixed. An assessment by our qualified dentists at Karen Dental Clinic will determine the course of treatment and work with you to ensure your beautiful smile is restored.

TOOTHACHES

Toothaches are fairly common dental issues faced by both adults and children. A toothache could cause great pain and discomfort if not treated promptly and adequately.

It should be noted that a toothache is a symptom of another dental issue that should be treated by a qualified dentist. Over-the counter medication for toothaches offer temporary relief as your dentists gets to the root cause of your tooth pain. Toothaches also vary in severity. They could be mild, continuous, on and off to extremely severe toothaches that can leave you immobile.

What are the main causes of toothaches in adults and children?

There are different types of tooth pain that are often caused by underlying issues. These are:

1.       Toothaches caused by broken or chipped teeth

2.       Toothaches caused by loose fillings

3.       Toothaches caused by gum disease

4.       Toothaches caused by rotting teeth or tooth decay

5.       Toothaches caused by accidental injury or falls

6.       Toothaches caused by fractured teeth

7.       Toothaches caused by loose teeth

8.       Pain caused by wisdom tooth obstruction during growth

9.       Toothaches caused by cavities

10.   Toothaches during pregnancy

CROOCKED TEETH

The most common treatment for misaligned or crowded teeth is braces. An orthodontist can advise on the type of braces that would work well for you or your child.

It is easier to fix dental misalignment in children but it is also possible to treat crooked teeth in adulthood. Most of the qualms about treating crooked teeth in adulthood come from the change in appearance caused by braces. However, periodontics and specifically orthodontics has evolved to the point where options are readily available.

Book an appointment with us and restore your smile

STAINED TEETH

The most common treatment for misaligned or crowded teeth is braces. An orthodontist can advise on the type of braces that would work well for you or your child.

It is easier to fix dental misalignment in children but it is also possible to treat crooked teeth in adulthood. Most of the qualms about treating crooked teeth in adulthood come from the change in appearance caused by braces. However, periodontics and specifically orthodontics has evolved to the point where options are readily available.

Book an appointment with us and restore your smile