Wisdom teeth extraction has become a rite of passage for Americans in their late teens. Our offices fill up during college breaks with young students looking to ease the soreness in their mouths as these new teeth attempt to break through. But does everyone go through this?
Oral health is often treated as independent of the body, but the mouth-body connection is much closer than people realize. Often symptoms of total body issues can first be found in the mouth. Medications and treatments for body complications can have dire consequences for oral health, and oral problems can grow into full body issues.
You are at work, and you reach for a cool drink of water. Your kids are at school and they grab the water you packed for them. You are at a local lunch counter and you ask for a water to go with your salad. You are at home and you toss your kids a water as they run out the door.
Dr. Mitchell Quintner
Sometimes snoring is just snoring, but for more than 18 million Americans snoring is the result of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by soft tissue in the mouth and throat regions relaxing and obstructing airways during sleep. These obstructions interrupt breathing, reducing oxygen, and often causing the sleeper to wake.