Recent research has found that nearly one in four patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) suffer from sleep bruxism. In light of this correlation between chronic teeth grinding and snoring, the practice has updated its treatments to help patients overcome these damaging sleep-related maladies.
More information about the new treatment is available at https://www.hawthornedentalpractice.com
The recently enhanced treatment includes a proprietary at-home bruxism sleep test that allows the dentists to determine if the underlying cause of a patient’s sleep apnea is nighttime teeth clenching or grinding.
Bruxism, as the practice states on its website, is a leading cause of teeth damage today. Patients with this condition may suffer from worn, chipped, or broken teeth as well as experience frequent headaches or migraines, earaches, sore jaw muscles, and tight muscles in the shoulders, neck, and head.
Meanwhile, sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder. It is characterized by snoring, a condition that arises from the obstruction of the airways during sleep.
Dr. Graham’s Dental Wellness Center offers various treatments that range from relaxation techniques to oral appliance recommendations, depending on the severity of the patient’s condition.
The team takes a multi-disciplinary approach to sleep apnea and bruxism treatment. The dentists collaborate with patients’ primary care physicians and other healthcare providers to provide patients with a holistic, customized recovery plan.
Once the condition is under control, the dentists will work with the patient to restore damaged teeth, improving the quality of their smile and overall well-being.
About Dr. Graham’s Dental Wellness Center
For over 20 years, Dr. Adriane Graham and her team have served Westchester, Santa Monica, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, and Gardena families, providing them with general, pediatric, cosmetic, and preventative dentistry. The practice offers dental services in English and Spanish, offering teeth whitening, tooth extractions, clear braces, and dental veneers.
A company spokesperson said: “Here at Dr. Graham’s Dental Wellness Center, we care about more than just your teeth. We care about you as a person and your overall health. If you find you are grinding or clenching your teeth, or if you are snoring extremely loudly or waking up frequently in the night, Dr. Adriane Graham may be able to help.”
Interested parties can find more details at https://www.hawthornedentalpractice.com
Dr. Graham’s Dental Wellness Center
128 N LOCUST ST
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