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Northridge Dentist, Dr. Assili, Explains the Negative Effects of Sleep Apnea on Oral Health

Dr. Assili, sleep apnea dentist, explains the negative effects sleep apnea has o the patient's oral and dental health.
  • <strong>Dr. Ramin Assili, Dentist Northridge</strong>
  • <strong>Dr. Michel Elyson, Northridge Dentist</strong>
    NORTHRIDGE, CA, February 24, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Ramin Assili, sleep apnea dentist, is explaining the negative effects that sleep apnea can have on oral health. Sleep apnea, a common cause of fatigue and snoring, is associated with many health problems. These problems include diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Now, researchers have also linked sleep apnea to oral health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Fortunately, dental treatments for sleep apnea have emerged. Dr. Assili, Northridge dentist, offers oral appliances and soft tissue surgery, two options that can reduce or eliminate sleep apnea for patients.

Sleep apnea is tied to oral health problems in a few ways. Because sleep apnea sufferers commonly engage in mouth breathing at night, their teeth and gums repeatedly suffer from dryness. Dry mouth is known to raise risks of gum disease and cavities because less saliva is present to exert its antibacterial effects. Many sleep apnea sufferers also grind their teeth, resulting in tooth wear that predisposes to cavities. Finally, some patients who use CPAP therapy, the traditional sleep apnea treatment, use full-face masks that blow air through the mouth. Again, dry mouth results and raises chances of general oral health issues.

At the office of Dr. Assili, a full selection of procedures is available in addition to sleep apnea treatments. Dental restoration through tooth-colored fillings, inlays, onlays and crowns is available. Cosmetic care is offered with procedures including teeth whitening and veneers. For patients with anxiety about dental care, sedation options are available. Patients can have missing teeth replaced with dental bridges and dental implants and have infected teeth treated with root canal therapy. To straighten the teeth discreetly, patients can receive Invisalign from Dr. Assili.

Dr. Assili graduated from California State University, Northridge, with his Bachelor's of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1988. At UCLA, Dr. Assili earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1992. Over the course of his career, Dr. Assili has completed post-graduate coursework in several specialties, including dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry. A member of several organizations in his field, Dr. Assili is a reputable provider of a full range of dental treatments. For the past five years, Dr. Assili has been treating sleep apnea and snoring through modern dental techniques.

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