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Three Problems Our Dentists Can Help Fix

Posted on August 26th, 2018

If you think our dentists can only help with your teeth …

Then we’ve got some pleasant surprises to share with you.

At Atlanta West Dentistry, you can get help with a number of issues that go beyond cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental care (although we do all of those things, too).

Today we are focusing on three problems you may not realize we can fix at our Marietta, GA practice.

To schedule an appointment with us, call (770) 941-6979.

Zap Your Cold Sores

If you read our blogs regularly, then you likely already know about our laser dentistry. This is a great way to treat gum disease or to complete a gum reshaping treatment.

But there’s another reason you may want to contact us to bring out our technological treatment tool — cold sores.

Getting a cold sore is never fun, which is why you probably want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. With our laser treatment, you could get rid of your cold sore in half the time it normally takes to go away (7 to 10 days).

The actual treatment only takes a few minutes. It’s practically pain-free, so most people don’t need an anesthetic at all. As a bonus benefit, once the cold sore has been zapped, you won’t get another one in that same spot.

By using the laser, we can precisely target the cold sore without affecting the surrounding tissue. It’s quick. It’s simple. It’s an easy way to get back to feeling like yourself.

Stop Your Snoring

This won’t be a surprise to our regular blog readers, either, but many people are not aware that dentists (with the proper training) can reduce or even eliminate your problematic snoring.

To be clear, we are talking about chronic, persistent snoring. This is the kind of snoring that gets you banished to the couch by your spouse, the kind of snoring that makes your partner want to push you off the bed.

This kind of snoring may be the most common (and most complained about) symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. This is a sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing when you fall asleep. Loud snoring occurs as your airway is gradually closed, which is when you stop breathing, wake up briefly, and the cycle starts again. This can occur hundreds of times a night.

Sleep apnea sufferers have an increased risk of other health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, and cardiovascular disease.

We can make a specially-designed oral appliance that changes the position of your lower jaw while you sleep. This helps to keep your airway open, so you can get the deep sleep that you need. This also can greatly reduce the frequency and the volume of your snoring. (A few of our patients have said it’s stopped their loved ones from snoring completely.)

Get Rid of Wrinkles

Cosmetic dentistry is about giving you a smile that you love. We have a number of services that can change the appearance of your teeth or your gums to give you a dramatically different smile.

But that’s not the only thing that people see when you smile. They also see the lips and your face. If you have wrinkles (sometimes as a result of dental problems you’ve corrected), you still may not be as confident as you would like to be about smiling.

At our office, you can get dermal fillers or Botox® to smooth out those wrinkles and give yourself a more youthful appearance.

We Want to Help You, Too

Our dentists in Marietta are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care for our patients. As you can see, that extends far beyond cleanings and filling cavities.

To learn more about any of our services at Atlanta West Dentistry or to plan a visit with us, fill out our online form or call us at (770) 941-6979.