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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

When we sleep, gravity and muscle relaxation allows the tongue and surrounding soft tissue to fall back into the throat area, collapsing the airway and obstructing air flow. This causes pauses in breathing which can occur hundreds of times per night, which dramatically reduces oxygen levels in the blood, straining the heart.

Silver Filling Removal

Many do not realize that “silver” amalgam fillings are 50% mercury. A large filling may contain as much mercury as a thermometer! Mercury vaporizes easily at room temperature, and in this state is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Inhaled mercury vapor is readily absorbed into the bloodstream.

TMD/TMJ Treatment

Do you have pain in your face, jaw, or ear? Do you have trouble chewing? Does your jaw click or pop? These can be symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). This describes the group of problems related to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and nearby muscles.