Impacted third molar is when the third molars, or wisdom teeth, are prevented from piercing the gum and growing. This can be caused by a physical barrier, such as other teeth, or when the tooth is angled.
When a single tooth is lost, there is an empty space in the tooth socket which means that teeth can shift and slide over time because there is now extra room in the mouth. Related Videos Return to Patient Resources
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Oral appliance therapy uses a custom-fit device worn only during sleep and is an effective treatment for sleep apnea. Related Videos Return to Patient Resources
Bruxism is the involuntary, habitual grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. It typically happens during sleep, but can occur during the daytime as well. Related Videos Return to Patient Resources