Orthognathic Surgery for TMJ and Sleep Apnea Can Help You Restore Your Health

Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, is how our doctors correct the irregularities of the jawbones while also realigning the jaws and the teeth for a better bite and improved appearance. This corrective jaw surgery fixes skeletal abnormalities of the face and the jaw and can also be performed to fix the airways for those suffering from sleep apnea. Problems With... read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be needed when the jaws need to be repositioned. At its... read more »

Practical Oral Health Care: Sleep Apnea Treatments and Prevention

Are you familiar with what sleep apnea is and how it can be prevented? In order to improve your smile to allow your teeth and gums to continue to function effectively, underlying conditions and disorders will need to be treated properly. One common condition that can often affect your oral health is known as sleep apnea. Several risk factors can... read more »

A Tongue Stabilizing Device Might Be Helpful for Sleep Apnea Sufferers With Dentures

Sleep apnea is a chronic respiratory disorder that is caused when the soft palate in the back of the mouth slips toward the throat. This can cause significant snoring and breathing interruption. This airway blockage can lead to other complicated issues, such as a chronic sinus infection or a respiratory health problem. If sleep apnea goes untreated, the breathing interruption... read more »

Your Heart Can Be Affected by the Breathing Interruption Caused by Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious respiratory condition that affects the respiratory health and sleep quality of millions of Americans each year. While it can vary from person to person based on several different factors, it often causes chronic snoring issues and breathing Interruption while sleeping. As time goes on the breathing interruption component of sleep apnea can gradually start to... read more »

Sleep Apnea Causes and Types

Do you have trouble sleeping at night due to breathing? It may be sleep apnea affecting your good night’s rest. This can be caused by block signals in your brain (central sleep apnea) or an obstruction in your airway (obstructive sleep apnea). Either of these sleep apnea problems cause trouble breathing during the night. Speak to Dr. Mo Banki and... read more »