Space Maintainers for Early Tooth Loss
Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ.
Space Maintainers are highly suggested to parents of children suffering early tooth loss
What is a space maintainer?
-The space maintainer is a special appliance recommended to preserve the space when baby
teeth have been removed or lost prematurely. The appliance can also serve as an anchor to
prevent adult teeth from drifting into space reserved for unerupted or additional teeth.
How will it feel?
-You can expect your bite to feel different almost immediately. The molars to which the
appliance is attached to may be sore for a few days. You may notice it the most when you
are eating and therefore may want to softer foods for a few days. Any discomfort can be
relieved with whatever medication you take for a headache.
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Do you or your children need space maintainers?
Call our office today and make an appointment for your child to be evaluated.
Brick NJ Office 732–477–1808 or in Colts Neck NJ at 732–761–9700
Does your child snore?
Snoring can be a valuable early warning sign that sleep apnea is present. Treating snoring alone can remove this warning system. Many people have purchased snoring therapies on their own, from pharmacies or Internet sites. Most times these therapies do not work and can cause harm, such as TMJD (temporal mandibular joint dysfunction), shifting of the teeth, disturbance of the bite, and severe irritation of the soft tissues on the mouth.
Just as seeing smoke as a warning that a fire may be burning, hearing snoring is a warning that sleep apnea may be present. And just as smokeless fires may be discovered late, with unfortunate consequences, so too may snore-free sleep apnea. Question any healthcare practitioner that treats only snoring without ruling out sleep apnea with a diagnostic sleep study. Read More