Guide to Sleep Apnea and Its Treatment Options

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Do you often wake up groggy in the morning? Does your spouse complain of constant snoring at night, to the point where they’re forced onto the couch or into the guest room? Do you experience unexplained headaches or have problems concentrating during the day? If so, you might be experiencing the effects of sleep apnea.…

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Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

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  Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery PC COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN Prepared: May 27, 2020 Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery PC takes the health and safety of our employees seriously. We are all living through the spread of COVID-19 and the need for certain employees to continue in-person work. Others either are or will…

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COVID-19 Protocol

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UPDATE 6/1/20: All our offices are back open for all procedures. With the ongoing concern of COVID-19 exposure, we take patient safety seriously and understand the importance of keeping our patients informed. We ask that all patients (and people with them) wear masks while in our offices since the Governor has made it mandatory in…

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Tests Used To Diagnose Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is characterized by brief periods during which you stop breathing entirely while at rest. Because you are unconscious when breathing cessation occurs, you may not be aware of a potential problem. People around you may report observed symptoms to you, such as snoring, choking, or gasping. You may also recognize secondary symptoms like…

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

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Wisdom teeth are also known as the back molars. It is common for the jaw to be too small to accommodate them. If your wisdom teeth are not causing you any pain, you may not see the point of removing them. It is true that removing wisdom teeth is not always necessary. However, your dentist…

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CPAP Therapy / CPAP Clinic

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Looking for CPAP Therapy or a CPAP Clinic?  If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea you may be feeling upset or helpless. However, the good news is that knowledge is the first step toward healing. Sleep apnea is highly treatable thanks to cutting edge advancements in CPAP therapy. Summit OMS is a CPAP clinic with…

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TMJ Specialist Near Me

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Looking for a “TMJ specialist near me” or a TMJ Doctor?  At the most basic level, treatment for TMJ disorder involves conservative pain control methods, such as ice or heat, to reduce pain and swelling or anti-inflammatory drugs to calm the irritation. You may also be able to manage your symptoms by modifying your behavior…

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What is the Difference Between Cosmetic Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry?

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As Summit OMS is made up of a team of highly qualified oral and maxillofacial surgery specialists, they are aware of the confusion that comes from different classifications of dentistry. For instance, many patients ask, “what is cosmetic dentistry?”, “what is restorative dentistry?”, or “what is the difference between a cosmetic dentist and a restorative…

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Dental Implants Pros and Cons

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Are Dental Implants Safe? While it is preferable to retain your own teeth whenever possible, sometimes tooth loss is inevitable due to advanced decay, gum disease, or trauma to the face. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, by age 74 one in four adults lose all their permanent teeth due to…

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What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

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Understanding Maxillofacial Surgery If you have a condition involving the teeth, jaws, or bones and tissues of the face that causes you pain and prevents you from performing normal activities, you may need to see a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, such as the team members at Summit OMS, to correct the abnormality, relieve…

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