Sleep apnea can cause a well-known variety of debilitating—even life-threatening—symptoms, and a new study suggests that it may be producing yet another serious effect. Preliminary research recently unveiled at “Sleep 2019: 33rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies” found that the nightly sleep interruptions resulting from sleep-disordered breathing, or SDB, may be accelerating
Consequences of Tooth Loss
The loss of even just a single tooth can have serious consequences—and not just on the appearance of your smile. In fact, there are many other effects that missing teeth can cause when they are not replaced, and these concerns can create severe oral health conditions in addition to changes in your overall facial aesthetic.
What to Expect: Sedation Dentistry
Are you afraid of dental treatment? Or maybe just nervous about the prospect? If so, you truly are not alone. Research studies have found that more than 50% of individuals suffer from some level of dental anxiety or “dental phobia,” so it’s quite common. The problem is that a significant percentage of people who have
Am I Too Old for Orthodontics?
In most cases, your age alone does not determine whether orthodontic procedures are ideal for your needs and goals. In fact, I’ve had patients in their 70s undergo Invisalign® treatment! Invisalign® is a very popular option, particularly among adult patients, since it offers them the ability to discreetly correct teeth misalignment without the need for
How to Fix a Chipped Tooth
Teeth affected by chips and cracks are some of the more common conditions I see here at our practice. Chips are most frequently caused by a fall, an accident, or some type of traumatic facial impact; however, many people chip their teeth when using their mouth to open a bottle or package (please never do
Dr. Shukovsky Receives Diplomate Status with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy!
We are proud to announce that Dr. Edward Shukovsky is now a board-certified Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA)! To earn this prestigious status, Dr. Shukovsky has remained dedicated to the study of dental sleep medicine, working hard to better understand the complexities of snoring and sleep apnea. Much like many other
Treating TMJ with BOTOX® Injections
TMJ Disorder can lead to painful headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and more. These symptoms can make daily routines — including something as simple as chewing your food — difficult and unpleasant. Thankfully, there are numerous treatment options available for TMJ Disorder that can help alleviate pain and discomfort. When you think of BOTOX® injections, you
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be considering dental implants. This popular restorative treatment can effectively replace missing teeth with a natural look and feel. In a consultation, Dr. Edward Shukovsky can help you decide whether or not dental implants are right for you. If you are a candidate, you may
Now Offering Sleep Apnea Treatments for Medicare Patients!
We are proud to announce that our practice has been approved as a Durable Medical Equipment provider for Medicare! Dr. Edward Shukovsky can now provide Medicare patients with oral appliances to treat sleep apnea, often at no cost to the patient. To qualify for Medicare coverage for sleep apnea treatment at our practice, Medicare patients
NightLase® – A Non-Surgical Way to Treat Snoring
Have you heard of NightLase®? Probably not. It is an exciting and innovative procedure that uses light energy to tighten the soft tissue in the back of the mouth in order to reduce snoring. It has been in use in Europe, Canada and South America since 2010. There is no need for needles, anesthesia and