Excellent service! I had terrible anxiety about dentist offices from a poor experience when I was a kid. I ended up not going to the dentist for many years as an adult, resulting in many problems. Ultimately, one day, I had a dental emergency and found Bridgetown Dental, who got me in immediately. I had so much fear about dentist offices that I was tearful during the initial consult. However, Dr. Kaady never shamed me for my worry. He was kind, explained everything about the procedure, and took the time to make me feel like he cared about my teeth and experience. I totally survived the cavity-filling! He asked if I would return (I had a lot more cavities) and start regular cleanings. Five years later, I am still a patient here! Valerie, who cleans my teeth, is wonderful! Everyone here is exceptional, professional, and friendly. I decline to go anywhere else. Bridgetown Dental cured my dentist office anxiety, and I highly recommend them!
End Unpleasant Symptoms With Our Sleep Apnea Treatment
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of this sleep disorder. It occurs when the tongue and other soft tissues in the back of your throat repeatedly block your airway while sleeping. When this happens, you’ll wake up briefly to take in more oxygen and then fall back to sleep again. This cycle can repeat itself hundreds of times a night in severe sleep apnea sufferers. This affects your sleep, your mood, and your overall health. It can even lead to issues with your TMJ! Your temporomandibular joint moves your lower jaw and works overtime to keep your airway open as you sleep. This strain can lead to pain and TMJ disorder.
The good news is, the Bridgetown Dental team offers real help for sleep apnea symptoms. We believe in a holistic approach to sleep apnea treatment, so we’ll do all we can to get you the proper diagnosis and remedy. We will:
- Use a 3-D cone beam CT scanner to create images of your airways and identify any problems
- Evaluate your posture and balance to see if you have any issues that may contribute to sleep apnea
- Likely send you home with a sleep study test, the results of which will be interpreted by a sleep doctor
We Offer Treatment for Sleep Apnea that is Comfortable & Effective
In many cases, relief will come in the form of a custom sleep appliance worn while sleeping. It will gently move your lower jaw forward a bit to help keep your tongue and throat tissues from blocking your airway. If other therapies are needed, we’ll help you get set up with them as well. Our goal is for you to get a good night’s sleep every night! For example, our patients see success with MLS (multi-wave locked system) laser therapy. Patients love this treatment because it is painless and highly effective.
Unlike many practices, we can help both adults and children with sleep disorders. Your children can also experience interruptions in breathing while they sleep. If so, they may benefit from a custom dental appliance that gently positions their mouth and jaw to encourage nasal breathing. This is especially effective when combined with exercises for the muscles around their face, mouth, and tongue.
For our tiny patients, we also offer tongue-tie treatment. If they have extra skin between their tongue and floor of their mouth, we can gently remove it to help with nursing, learning to talk properly, and breathing. If your little one isn’t sleeping well, is breathing through their mouth, or is having behavioral issues, Dr. Kaady can evaluate them for sleep-disordered breathing.