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BATON ROUGE, LA, January 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Experienced Baton Rouge dentist, Dr. C. Farrell Fruge, Jr., is now offering advanced treatment for patients suffering from snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Fruge, Jr., cosmetic dentist in Baton Rouge, is currently a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is pleased to share his expertise with his staff and patients to improve their quality of life.
"Many patients suffering from snoring and sleep apnea are not aware that a dentist can successfully treat these conditions," said Dr. C. Farrell Fruge, Jr., dentist in Baton Rouge, LA. "At my office, our services extend beyond a patient's teeth. It is our priority to provide the best treatment and quality care possible. We focus on the total health of each of our patients and offer years of experience and extensive training to support our expertise."
Sleep apnea is a serious type of breathing disorder that is characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. If undiagnosed, obstructive sleep apnea can cause many health related problems including but not limited to stroke, heart attack, heart burn, depression, diabetes and can even be fatal. Snoring occurs when the jaw opens and the tongue falls into the back of the throat, causing the airway to narrow, which forces air through the smaller opening. This then creates sound vibrations in the throat known as snoring and is often a warning sign of sleep apnea.
Dr. Farrell Fruge, Jr. offers the TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) Appliance for treatment of sleep apnea in Baton Rouge. TAP is proven to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring, and is based on the same principle as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR. The airway must be opened to allow air to pass through the throat, because a constricted or collapsed airway causes snoring and/or sleep apnea.
The design is similar to an athletic mouth guard and is worn while sleeping. The TAP appliance holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not fall open during the night and cause the airway to collapse. The appliance maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing. Developed with advanced dental technology, the TAP appliance reduces sleep apnea associated health risks without the need for surgery, medications or other more cumbersome therapy.
Dr. C. Farrell Fruge, Jr., Baton Rouge, LA dentist, invites his patients to visit his office if they suffer from snoring or sleep apnea. For more information on Baton Rouge sleep apnea and snoring treatments, patients can visit the practice website at http://www.cffdds.com.
About C. Farrell Fruge, Jr., DDS: Since 1986, Dr. C. Farrell Fruge, Jr. has been providing superior dental care in the Baton Rouge area. Dr. Fruge, Jr. strives to make his patients feel at ease when they visit his office. His staff is dedicated to providing quality care and treatment. His staff is dedicated to providing quality care and treatment while keeping patients informed and educated. Dr. Fruge, Jr. graduated from Louisiana State University of Dentistry with his DDS degree in 1986. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. His commitment to his patients is to stay abreast of the latest techniques in dentistry today through extensive continuing education and to invest in technology that makes the diagnosis and delivery of dentistry more thorough, more comfortable, and more esthetically pleasing.
Dr. C. Farrell Fruge
11811 Coursey Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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