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August 24, 2015

Common Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea disturbing partnersA recent study conducted on a closed course revealed that people who drive while sleep deprived commit as many as 3 times more driving mistakes than drunk drivers. Of those driving errors, more of them were potentially fatal (running stop signs/lights, swerving off the road/into other lanes, etc.). Sleep deprivation has been linked to memory loss, lack of concentration, and other impaired cognitive functions, as well as being linked to numerous systemic and chronic illnesses. If that isn’t scary enough, sleep deprivation is only 1 symptom of sleep apnea. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea are at greater risk for numerous diseases, and sleep deprivation is merely the tip of the iceberg. To find out more about sleep apnea, associated health risks, and treatment options, call Dr. Jay A. Nelson and his team at Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine of Lutz, FL to schedule a sleep apnea consultation today.
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June 25, 2013

Perfect Your Smile Quickly and Effectively with Help from the Inman Aligner

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19192405For patients with crooked or crowded smiles, there are now a variety of cosmetic options that can help them experience perfectly straight smiles at last beyond traditional, clunky metal braces. Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, veneers – all of these methods can be custom fitted for a patient’s unique needs. But what if you’re looking for something even quicker? For smiles with pesky front teeth that look crowded or protruded, Dr. Jay Nelson in Lutz, FL can help you achieve the beautiful look you’ve been dreaming of with the Inman Aligner.

What is the Inman Aligner?

Simply put, the Inman Aligner is a removable appliance that is used to align one’s front teeth both quickly and comfortably. When worn, the device’s two Nickel Titanium coil springs power two bows that oppose one another, guiding your teeth into their new and improved place. Because they function over a wide range of movement, the Inman Aligner works much faster than other orthodontic treatments – in fact, most cases are completed within only 6-18 weeks. When compared to the multiple years often needed for traditional braces to be fully effective, using the Inman Aligner will seem like a walk in the park!

Additionally, the Inman Aligner is comfortable, easily removable for daily tasks such as eating and oral hygiene, and inherently flexible, able to be used as a stand-alone treatment, orthodontic relapse, or even as preparation for further treatments, such as whitening or cosmetic bonding.

Your local dentist Dr. Nelson will be glad to help you discover whether the Inman Aligner is right for your unique smile! Our team is committed to providing personalized treatment to patients from all walks of life. Contact our Lutz office today if you have any questions, or if you’d like to go ahead and schedule an appointment. We also serve the areas of Land O’Lakes, New Tampa, and Wesley Chapel.

April 11, 2013

Treatment for Sleep Apnea and Snoring with an Oral Appliance

Do you struggle with feelings of drowsiness during the day? Is it difficult to concentrate or remember things at work? Has your partner complained about your loud snoring at night? Combined, all of these are indications of sleep apnea.

Patients who struggle with sleep apnea experience regular cycles of breathing cessation every night. To combat the problem, the brain sends out a signal telling the patient to wake up and breathe. As a result of this ongoing tug-of-war, the patient can be left feeling exhausted and moody during the day. If left untreated, one’s risk for health issues like high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke can go up dramatically.

The traditional treatment for sleep apnea has been a CPAP machine and it still remains the gold standard for severe sleep apnea. It works by pumping a continuous stream of air into the patient’s nose or mouth during the night. However, many people find this device uncomfortable and they stop wearing the mask.

Thankfully, treatment is also possible with oral appliance therapy from Dr. Jay Nelson. Through our hard work and commitment to treating sleep apnea, our office has been accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. In fact, we were the first office accredited by the AADSM in the state of Florida.

Using a specially-made oral appliance, Dr. Nelson’s Lutz dental office can treat your sleep apnea, as well as your snoring. In many cases, the underlying cause for both is the same—obstruction from the tongue or lower jaw. An oral appliance works by repositioning both, ensuring that airways stay open and clear. As a result, patients can sleep peacefully throughout the night without needing to wake up and breathe.

Do you struggle with interrupted sleep or snoring? Have you recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Are you intolerant or frustrated with your CPAP? Talk to Dr. Nelson and his team at Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine about treatment with an oral appliance. Through oral appliance therapy, reclaim the rest you and your partner deserve.

Our Lutz office serves patients from Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and surrounding area.