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I Had My Wisdom Teeth Extracted Two Days Ago and Now I Can’t Sleep. What Can I Do?

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You need to get in touch with the dentist and let them know. You may have an infection started in the bone (aka, dry socket or osteomyelitis). It needs to be checked and treated appropriately. This is the most common cause, but there can be many other explanations. Usually by day 2, it starts to feel better, not worse. Call ASAP.

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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Is It Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

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Millions Suffer From Sleep Apnea

About 80 million people in North America snore, and approximately 12 million Americans have sleep apnea. So what’s the difference, and why does it matter?

Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft palate and uvula, occurring when the airway becomes obstructed during sleep. Several things can obstruct the airway and cause you to snore, including allergies drinking before bed, being overweight and having large tonsils or a deviated septum.

If you snore now and then, you probably have nothing to worry about. But chronic snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a more serious sleep disorder. People with sleep apnea stop breathing in their sleep – sometimes up to 100 hundred times an hour – for one minute or longer. Left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your chances of serious health conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease. At a minimum, you may feel groggy in the morning or unable to concentrate during the day.

Sleep Apnea Can Be Treated

The good news is sleep apnea is treatable. The two most common ways to treat sleep apnea are continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, which is administered by a physician, and oral appliance therapy, which is administered by a dentist. CPAP therapy can be very effective for people with sleep apnea, but some find it difficult to sleep with a mask. More people are increasingly turning to the oral appliances administered by dentists. Oral appliances are small, flexible devices that look like mouthguards. They increase the airway space and reduce air velocity and soft tissue vibration (snoring) by moving the lower jaw into a forward position. Patients who have tried both say that oral appliances are more comfortable to wear, easier to care for and very cost-effective.

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072

How Long After a Tooth Extraction Do Your Teeth Start to Shift?

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Teeth Shift the Same Day as an Extraction

Your teeth begin to shift as soon as there is a change in the bite. You may not see it right away, but the process begins immediately after a tooth extraction.

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072

How Do I Save Myself From Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

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It’s Not That Easy

You have no control over your tooth size, jaw size and growth of 3rd. molars. They are the cards in life you have been dealt. If the teeth erupt and you can clean them, you may be able to keep them a lifetime. But if they are unable to come up or only come up part way, they cause big trouble, painful infections and trouble for the tooth next to them. You could lose multiple teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Problems

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The problems involving your wisdom teeth may be caused by the size of your jaw and/or by how crowded your teeth are. Common warning symptoms that there is an un-natural problem in the development of your wisdom teeth could be pain and swelling.

Symptoms can be caused by:
1) Infection to the gums
2) A crowded tooth displacing neighboring teeth
3) A decayed wisdom tooth
4) Poorly positioned wisdom tooth
5) A cyst that destroys bone

Make an appointment and visit our office if you have any further concerns or would like me to examine your teeth.
Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072

What Do You Do If Your Root Canal Was Never Comfortable?

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Get a Second Opinion

A root canal that is not comfortable is either poorly done has an additional canal that needs to be treated or is a cracked tooth and will still be lost. Seek the advice of an Endodontist. (Specialist in root canals).

See video on Root Canal Procedure:

Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072

How Long After Root Canal Can You Go Before Getting Crown Placed?

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Run and Get a Crown!

The longer you wait, the greater the chance your tooth will become reinfected. Bacteria from your saliva will leak into the root canal space and cause the root canal to fail. You will lose your tooth or have to re treat the root canal and pay for it all over again! Just because it doesn’t hurt does not mean you can ignore it. It is top priority if you want to save the tooth.

 See video of crown procedure:
Stumpf Dental
(262) 970-0111 | www.bestcareinthechair.com
N28 W23000 Roundy Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072