Sleep Apnea Appliances

Did you know
…people who have sleep apnea never get the rest they need. They have trouble breathing, which constantly wakes them up throughout the night.

Effects of Exhaustion

Many people who have sleep apnea have multiple health problems. They are always exhausted. Being tired can affect them at home and at work. They may be miserable and have trouble concentrating.

Sleep apnea can also affect their blood pressure, making them more likely to have strokes. Anesthesia can be a big risk since they have trouble breathing.

How the office of Dr. Jesus M. Rodriguez, D.D.S. Can Help

There are some devices that can be helpful with sleep apnea. They help patients by keeping their airways open at night.

We also offer a procedure for our patients that have extra tissue in their throat. It reshapes your throat so you can breathe much better.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Did you know
…wisdom teeth are the last set of molars. They usually come in when you are a teenager, though many start to come in when you are in your twenties.

Common Problems

Wisdom teeth can be very useful, but more often than not they are misaligned.

Wisdom teeth can come in facing many different directions. They sometimes come in horizontal. They can grow into the second molars. These misaligned wisdom teeth can damage your other teeth if they grow into them and can also cause damage to your nerves and jawbone.

Another common problem is when wisdom teeth become impacted. Impacted teeth have trouble coming through the gums. Sometimes wisdom teeth come through partially, which allows bacteria to grow around the tooth and gums. This can cause a lot of problems.

Many dentists recommend the removal of wisdom teeth. Most prefer to take them out before you have any problems. The surgery and recovery are easier if you get your wisdom teeth removed before you start having issues. Surgery and recovery are always easier the younger you are as well.

Regular Extractions

Tooth extractions can be necessary for many reasons. Some teeth are too diseased to save. There are times when a tooth is too damaged. We also like to remove teeth if your mouth is overcrowded.

We will always do a thorough examination with x-rays to determine the best course of action for you. We will go through your options so we can make the right decision for you and your mouth.

If we decide you need an extraction, we will numb the area prior to starting. We will then pull the tooth. There is usually a small amount of bleeding because your mouth will form a blood clot to fix the area.

The aftercare of your mouth is important. We will go over the correct way to care for your mouth after a tooth removal. Your mouth may be sore for a few days as it heals. We do not recommend smoking, drinking with a straw, or eating foods that may aggravate your mouth. You are going to have to continue to take care of the rest of your teeth, so you will just have to be extra careful around your missing tooth.

We are here for you if you have any problems after surgery. Some people have extra discomfort and pain, so we can recommend certain pain medications. Some people notice swelling in the area, and they need to come in and be seen.